By Fluffy on December 14, 2003
Photo by TabithaLovesCooking
Photo by TabithaLovesCooking
"This is a quick and easy one-dish meal."
Serving Size: 1 (399 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"This was WONDERFUL!!! & was super easy too!
This is such an versitile recipe & is easily adaptable to whatever ingredients you have on hand. I added diced green chilies & chopped onion to the ground beef as it browned. I substituted a can of Hot Chili beans in place of thre kidney beans & used a pkgt of chili seasoning instead of taco seasoning as I wanted to use it up.
Could also add some whole kernal corn. Topped the cooked cornbread with a half can of sliced black olives then the shredded cheese (use whatever you like....Mexican blend, sharp, etc.)
Oh, I omitted the green onions...OK, I forgot them :-}but my DH LOVED it & this's what counts!!!! He said to put a star by this recipe! How about I just put 5 STARS instead?!!!
This is going to be a regular at our house now & a very pleasant addition to our menus after 41 yrs of marriage. Thanks Fluffy!!!!!
Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/stove-top-tamale-pie-78897#ixzz1WcY7O2fl"
"First time I made this I used only the 1 can of tomato sauce and it was too dry. The second time I used 2 cans and it was much moister and everyone loved it."
"Wow!!! Yum!! Instead of ground beef, I shredded the chicken off if a grocery rotisserie chicken and as suggested by another review, I used a full 15 oz can of sauce! Definitely a keeper!"
"another 5 star recipe to put into regular rotation. since my oven is old and temperamental and completely unreliable i was THRILLED to find a stovetop tamale pie recipe. i took your recipe as a base and made some changes specific to our taste (we like a lot of heat and spice) and to use what i had on hand... so...i sauteed 2 small onions and 3 minced cloves garlic with the ground beef, then added a few dried chili pepper flakes and 4 small jarred jalepeno peppers (diced - seeds and all)). my tomato sauce comes in a 500g carton so i just used the whole thing and compensated by draining the beans (i used pinto) and reducing the water to 1/4 cup. also threw in a (drained) can of corn, about 1 Tbsp of chili powder and 1 tsp of cumin (along with hot & spicy taco seasoning). I used recipe #264541 for the corn bread mix (which was easy and excellent) and reduced the cheese to just a sprinkle of gouda (would have been fine without). i didn't have any green onions so went without. I ended up cooking it for about 10 minutes longer than advised (but that was likely because of my substitutions). I served it with sour cream. the result? WOW. the heat and spice and flavor of the meat mixture was perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the cornbread and the texture was bang on - not at all too dry and not soupy at all. we both ate 2 helpings and then sat and complained how stuffed we were. and then cut ourselves each another tiny sliver. and then complained how REALLY stuffed we were. and then cut ourselves ANOTHER tiny sliver. (and then fished out all the random beef and corn tidbits that remained on the 'empty' side of the dish). it was just too good to stop. now im sad that we overindulged and there wont be enough for dinner again tomorrow. super easy. super fast. super inexpensive. super delicious. super quick clean up. thank you so much."
"This was very good. I had to put it in my oven for a bit to get the top of the corn bread to get done. I used a bit of onion and pepper mix I have on hand to use it up. I used "Recipe #345502" and "Recipe #105993". I did not have any cheese so we had it without. I will make this again."
"This was good, easy to make. I realized at the last minute I was out of tomato sauce so I used ketchup. DS loved it. I also let everyone add their own green onions and cheese to their liking, DH isn't wild about green onions and neither is DD. Probably will make again if we need a change. Thanks for sharing."
"I just made this the other night. YUMMY! The only complaint my boys had was not enough cornbread, so I'm going to try it with two boxes next time. Otherwise it was definitely a"
"This recipe is really high in sodium for a small piece, 2024 mg in this recipe. 2300mg is the daily intake for most people. If one is over 51 or has hypertension it is about 1500 mg per day. I suspect the extra sodium and sugar is in the taco seasoning, packaged corn mix (sugar), canned beans and tomato sauce. Low sodium types are available then you can add your own. If one makes their own spice mix this would cut down the sodium and sugar a lot. It is very simple, lots of mild chile powder, cumin, oregano and a bit of garlic if you like. A few tablespoons of chile powder and light on the other spices is what I do.<br/>Although I would use lean ground beef, chicken would be great too.<br/>I would add chopped Anaheim chiles too and a pinch of cayenne for heat."
"My family liked this recipe. I followed others suggestions to use a 15 oz can of tomato sauce instead of the 8 oz it called for. The next time I make this I'm going to do what another review did and use enchilada sauce instead of the plain tomato sauce."
"Pretty dang good. As others said recipe as written is a bit dry and lacking punch. I added a can of rotel and a tsp of Mexene chili powder. Also added some onions with the the beef as well a few hearty shakes of adobo. Besides that it's perfect. Also I wouldn't say a large skillet, a good 10 inch x 3 qt with a tight fitting lid works perfect for this one. Very versatile. Could probably put just about anything in your mix for this one as long as the liquid is close Think a nice loose chili before you top it..."
"Fluffy, this was really good and super easy. I made this as directed the first time and everyone loved it. The second time, I added a can of mexicorn (corn and green chilis). That was really good too. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks much for sharing."
"This is so easy and delicious. My SO loves it and so do I. So simple."
"This was really GOOD! I cook hamburger ahead of time so this came together really quick. We will have this often, thank you!"
"This is such an easy, tasty weeknight dish. When I made it, I doctored it up a bit...I added garlic, onion and cilantro and a tin of corn. I also misread the direction...because I was in a rush, and used a 15 oz. tin of tomato sauce. To remedy this, I used two packages of corn muffin mix which gave the pie a heartier crust. <br/>Very tasty and easy to make. Thank you for sharing!"
"This was delicious, while cooking the meat I added chopped onions, canned green chilies, Garlic and cumin,pepper,red pepper flakes, onion powder, chives, an extra can of tomato sauce and half can corn, with all the other ingredients. I like spicy .without the stuff I added it was kinda bland. Put it in a baking dish then spread the uncooked cornbread on top baked 400 for 15 min.. Yum will def make again! Everyone at my house liked it :)"
"Great recipe! I just rinsed out the 8oz. Tomato Sauce can with water (increasing the liquid content by half) and it came out perfect - can't wait to do this on the campfire in a Dutch Oven!"
"I "doctored up" the beef a little by adding onions, garlic, olives and some chipotle sauce and this came out great - not the prettiest of meals but how can you go wrong when it includes corn bread and cheese!! NOTE: easy on the layer of cornbread, you don't want it to thick when it cooks."
"We really enjoyed this. Only change was it needed more tomato sauce and I felt the meat to cornbread ratio was off so I will increase the amount of ground beef next time. Thanks!!"
"Loved this recipe! I never made anything like this but we will be having this again for sure!"
"Delicious! My kids don't like to eat kidney beans so I puréed them along with a can of stewed tomatoes (the kind with onions, celery, and green peppers) instead of using tomato sauce. I didn't need to add water because I had the juice from the stewed tomatoes. <br/>For the corn bread mix on top I used a Trader Joe Corn Muffin Mix with an extra egg that my husband threw in:). After it was cooked I added shredded Mexican cheese and chopped scallions from the garden. Yummmm!"