Simple Savory Tamale Pie

January 23, 2019
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Photo by Cleanfreshcuisine
  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 25 minutes
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

Simple Savory Tamale Pie is delicious comfort food on a cold winter night! This scrumptious one dish meal is ready in less than an hour and will feed a hungry family of 6!


What You'll Need
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 hotpepper
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup yellow corn meal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Clean and chop onion; clean and dice the hot pepper ( I use cherry hot poppers, but any type of hot pepper will work, depending on your tastes). This ingredient can be omitted. Brown the ground beef, onion and pepper in a medium skillet over medium high heat until nicely browned and meat is no longer pink. Drain excess fat and add to the beef the tomatoes, tomato paste and spices. Mix well and press into a buttered 11″ x 7″ baking dish. Set aside. Prepare the corn muffin batter: In a medium bowl, combine the flour, corn meal, sugar and baking powder. Add the milk, melted butter and egg. Mix well and spoon over the meat mixture. Top with shredded cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until topping is cooked through and lightly browned. Serves 6

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wre July 20, 2020
Recipe needs salt. In addition, directions include milk; however, there is no amount of milk listed.