Tamale Pie With Cheddar & Cornmeal Crust

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Rita1652

A spin off of the Mexican Tamale! Great for POT LUCK! Serve with a salad a side of sour cream and guacamole and you have a nice meal. A lot easier then stuffing corn husks. DON'T FORGET THE MARGARITAS OR A TALL COLD BEER!

Top Review by StacyMD187373

This was really good. However, I did half the cornbread topping mixture since I've had similar things before and it always seemed like too much. Half of the topping was perfect. Even DH (who doesn't like casseroles), liked it. I left out the olives, bell pepper (don't really like) and tomato paste (didn't have), added in a little rotel I had leftover and some brine from jar of pickled jalapenos just to use it up. Will make again! Thanks so much for posting!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease 13x9x2 baking dish.
  2. In a large skillet heat oil add the peppers and onions saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Add beef to pan mixing to crumble cooking about about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients plus 1/4 cup beer.
  5. Put into prepared pan and set aside.
  6. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients, stir to mix well.
  7. In an other bowl, whisk yogurt,eggs,and oil to blend.
  8. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese, scallions and jalapeño.
  9. Pour yogurt mixture over the cornmeal mixture and stir just till blended.
  10. Top the filling with crust mixture.
  11. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and bake for 30 minutes.

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