Us Army Tamale Pie 1940s 1950s

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 30 mins

From the US Army.. 1940s or 1950s. With healthy alternatives on the side

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sausage can be hot or mild.
  2. Combine all ingredients except corn meal, milk, and eggs in 5 or 6 quart pan.
  3. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add corn meal, milk, and eggs.
  5. Cook an additional 15 minutes, stirring often, since it can stick.
  6. Pour into 2 greased (or sprayed) baking dishes (9x13 ish; this isn't critical; it can be in slightly smaller ones, but baking time may be slightly longer)
  7. Bake in 350 oven for about 30 minutes, until well set. Let sit for 5 minutes or so before cutting. Consistency should be just slightly less firm than cornbread.


Most Helpful

Very Good. Doubled the recipe. Easy to make.

MomLuvs6 June 20, 2013

Scaled this recipe down for two and added a few ingredients. Used a 10 oz can of tomatoes with chilies, a can of black olives, added 1 teaspoon each garlic powder, cumin and onion powder, 1 cup of taco cheese and omitted chili powder. Used 1 egg, 1 cup milk and 2/3 cup cornmeal. Used 7 ozs of fully-cooked smoked turkey sausage. I processed the whole recipe in a food processor and skipped the stove top step. Cooked this at 375F in a 9-13 Pyrex pan for between 30-40 minutes Done when knife inserted in center comes out clean). The rest step is mandatory. Tried this recipe before in a deeper pan and it took nearly two hours to cook.

SheDino April 19, 2012

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