Tamale Pie

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by evelynathens

This is a recipe I often make ahead and freeze to cook on a day when there's too little time...

Top Review by Kittencalrecipezazz

Very good, I adjusted the ingredients in the beef mixture, I omitted the cocoa, added in fresh garlic and adjusted all the seasoning amounts. The topping from this recipe is very good but I feel that it needed more baking powder and melted butter. Thanks Ev!...Kitten:)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For beef mixture: In a large skillet cook onion and green pepper in oil over moderately-low heat, stirring, until vegetables are softened; add beef and cook over moderate heat until beef is no longer pink.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, paste, corn, olives, cumin, cocoa, allspice, chili powder, Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco, cornmeal and salt and pepper.
  3. Simmer mixture, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes and add additional Worcestershire Sauce and Tabasco to suit you.
  4. Preheat oven to 390 degrees F.
  5. Spoon mixture in shallow 2 ½ quart casserole (may be chilled overnight).
  6. In a bowl, sift together flour, cornmeal, sugar and baking powder.
  7. Add butter, milk and egg until batter is just combined.
  8. Stir in cheddar and chili peppers and drop batter by spoonfuls around edge of casserole.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes.
  10. Reduce heat to 350F and bake 30 minutes more.

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