Tasty Tamale Pie

Recipe by Debs Recipes
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Cook meat, onion, and green pepper in a large skillet until meat is browned; drain fat.
  • Stir in tomato sauce, corn, olives, garlic, seasonings, and beans; simmer, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes until thick; stir in cheese then remove from heat.
  • Meanwhile, stir cornmeal, salt, and cold water together in a saucepan; cook over medium-high heat (please be careful as hot cornmeal mixture may spatter) for a minute or two, stirring constantly, until thick; remove from heat and stir in butter.
  • Turn meat filling into a 9x13" baking dish that has been lightly coated with no-stick cooking spray; spoon cornmeal topping evenly over entire top of beef filling.
  • Bake at 375° for about 40 minutes until cornmeal topping is set and beef filling is bubbly; serve topped with salsa and sour cream.
  • NOTE: Family-sized portions of the cooked beef filling freeze excellently in Ziploc freezer bags - To serve: Just thaw, turn meat filling into a prepared baking dish, quickly make and spoon on a proportional amount (for a frozen half-batch to be baked in an 8x8" pan, prepare topping using 1/2 cup cornmeal and 1 1/3 cup water) of cornmeal topping, bake and enjoy!