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The best Tamale Pie I ever ate

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Tamale Pie

Base layer

1 lb. ground beef
Williams Taco seasoning mix
1 14 oz can chili ready tomatoes, drained
1 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar/Colby cheese
1 cup of pace picante sauce

Brown ground beef with onion. add Taco seasoning mix as per directions on pouch. Mix tomatoes and picante sauce with ground beef mixture in greased 10x14 (at least) dish. Bigger dish = less cooking time. Add layer of cheese.

Cornbread topping (Thanks MidwestCop & ajthepoolman)

1 box jiffy corn muffin mix
1 can whole kernel corn "drained"
1 can Creamed corn
1 egg
8 Oz. Sour cream
1 stick melted butter
1/3 cup milk
1 can chopped green chiles

Mix all ingredients and add to dish, bake at 375 for 60-70 mins
post #2 of 16
Very interesting, sounds good.
post #3 of 16
Sounds tasty! Thanks for the recipe. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #4 of 16
Sounds great. Im thinkin of smoked pulled beef or pork instead of ground beef. Hmmm.
post #5 of 16
sounds good AND easy!!
post #6 of 16
Oh yeah - I could get into that! icon_mrgreen.gif
post #7 of 16
Wow! That's maiking me want to break out my cache of New Mexico green chile, still have about #20 left from #35 in the freezer. I can't wait for them to thaw. You have inspried me, Thanks!
post #8 of 16
Sounds tasty. Now I'm ready for breakfast.
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
Try it. If you like it I could use a rep point.
post #10 of 16
Iron Tide, Here is my Tamale Pie recipe.

1 C cornmeal
3 eggs beaten
1 can whole corn, drained
2 onions, chopped
2 C milk
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 lb ground beef
1/2 C oil
3 chili peppers
2 C ripe olives
1 T salt
1 tsp pepper

Combine cornmeal, milk, and eggs, and cook until thick. Add tomatoes and corn and simmer. Brown onions and meat in hot oil, stir in seasonings and add to cornmeal mix. Stir in olives. Pour in Dutch oven and bake at 375 for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
Sounds good goat.
post #12 of 16
Hon -
We don't have to wait until we make it to give you rep points - we can do it just cuz it looks good!

Goat -
That looks good too! I don't think I ever gave two different people points from the same thread before!
post #13 of 16
I made this tonight and got raves from the family. Thanks for the recipe! I used a large cast-iron skillet and used my home-made salsa in place of the picante sauce.
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
Glad you enjoyed it smokewatcher
post #15 of 16

This recipe was amazing, thanks! There are some small things I will add like diced chipotles and other stuff to play around with. Great idea and great taste thanks again for sharing.

post #16 of 16


Now you talk about some fine eating. Both of those recipes look good. I might just have to try them both.

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