Easy Tamale Pie

Easy Tamale Pie

Tamale pie is a family favorite. Try this cheesy beefy tamale pie casserole for dinner tonight. It makes enough for leftovers the next day!

Cooking Time45 min

Cooking MethodCasserole, Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 (1-pound cans) cream style corn
  • 2 (8-ounce cans) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup (4-ounce can) diced green chiles
  • 1/2 cup (2 1/4-ounce can) drained sliced ripe olives
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

Instructions

  1. Brown ground beef with onion and garlic in skillet; drain off excess fat. Combine meat, seasonings, corn, tomato sauce, chiles, and olives. Pour into 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish.
     
  2. Combine evaporated milk, water, butter, and cornmeal in saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is very thick, 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat.
     
  3. Stir in cheese and eggs until blended. Spread corn meal mixture evenly over meat mixture.
     
  4. Bake in moderate oven (375 degrees F) 40 to 45 minutes or until top is golden brown.

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