One-Pot Tamale Pie
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6
  • 3 tbs. Chili powder
  • ¾ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 16 oz. can of tomatoes
  • 1 small can of green chilies
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 can of pinto, kidney, or chili beans
  • 2 cups grated cheese (cheddar, Monterey, or Mexican blend)
  • slice black olives (optional)
  • Chopped green onion (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350° .
  2. Brown meat with chopped onion and garlic in an oven safe pan. When meat is browned drain grease, and add in chili powder. Stir until evenly distributed.
  3. While the meat is browning, in a bowl mix together the cornmeal, egg, and milk. Set it to the side.
  4. Add into the meat mixture, the tomatoes, corn, green chilies, and beans. Stir until evenly distributed. Heat for about 3 minutes, before pouring cornmeal mixture over. Then, spread the cheese over the top.
  5. Put in oven and cook for about 1 hour. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes, top with olives and green onion if so desired. Also good with a dollop of sour cream.
Recipe by A Camera and A Cookbook at