Vegan Cowboy Tamale Pie

"Yummy and Healthy! This recipe came from a cooking show done by Cinda Sanner on 3 Angel's Broadcasting Network. She has recipe books out, but I'm not sure which one has this delicious dish in it. I made this for two potlucks and everyone loved it both times. I used the vegan cornbread recipe posted on ZAAR by Vino Girl. Tastes great served with our creamy vegan mashed potatoes. Update: If you do use Vino Girl's Recipe #115929 like I do for the topping, double it to give it the thick cornbread layer like shown in my picture. Otherwise its just a thin crust."
Vegan Cowboy Tamale Pie created by Dreamer in Ontario
Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • In a large saucepan, steam the onion in the 1 cup of water until the onion is clear.
  • Add the carrots, garlic and red bell pepper and continue to cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Let simmer over low heat for 5 -10 minutes.
  • Spread a 13” x 9” baking dish with a non-stick cooking spray and pour the mixture into the dish.
  • Cover with you favorite cornbread recipe and bake according to the cornbread directions until the cornbread is golden brown and completely baked through. Serve hot.

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  1. JensKitchen40
    One of our favorites even though we are a meat eating family! It is very inexpensive meal with lots of flavor, it make huge amounts (so plenty for us to have another meal for lunch the next day). Follow the recipe or make changes as the others have - either way, you can't go wrong!
  2. Nancy Santiago
    Great recipe, will make again. Added a tsp and a half chili powder and black beans in addition to kidney, great northern and vegetarian refried beans. Added a little corn to the corn bread and as I am not actually a vegan a dollop of light sour cream and some black olives on top. It was quite good and I plan to make again. I made this twice from one recipe putting half the chili in the freezer and bringing it out when an unexpected guest arrived. Worked out great using 1/2 corn bread recipe each time.
  3. lvisit
    FANTASTIC!! I followed the recipe exactly and only added chili powder as suggested by several reviewers. Also added cayenne powder since I like my food spicy. I used the Vegan Cornbread by Vino Girl's.
  4. Linorama
    This is delicious! I wasn't sure how I'd feel about carrots in the chili part, but once it was baked I couldn't even taste them but appreciated their texture. I used a smaller casserole dish and used half the chili, freezing the other half to use another night. The cornbread on top was perfect, and the whole casserole makes a delicious leftover. This is a real keeper.
  5. kyepsen
    This was AWESOME! DH is omni and I'm Vegan. This worked out well for us. The only substitutions I made were as follows: about 3/4 of an onion, instead of 3 c fresh tomatoes I used 1 10 oz can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, instead of kidney beans I used hot chili beans. I split the recipe in half and made mine w/o meat in an 8 inch round pan and DH w/meat in his own 8 inch round pan. This will go into our dinner rotation. Thank you so much for posting.



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