A wonderful meat pie, this Tex-Mex recipe is an economical, flavorful and delicious main course suitable for family or company. Enjoy!

Easy Tamale Pie

Easy Tamale Pie
 
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Recipe type: Meat Pies
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion; chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef (approximately)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (about 16 ounces)
  • 2 Cups cream-style corn; see * Note
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 Cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese; cut in chunks
  • or shredded
  • salsa or picante sauce; see * Note
Instructions
  1. * Note: In place of the cream-style corn, you can use whole-kernel corn that has been chopped in a blender.
  2. Sullivan serves this dish with LaVictoria green Sauce, "a piquant, taco-type sauce not too hot but has a very nice flavor." However, she added, it can be difficult to find here. Her sons on the East and West coasts keep her supplied.
  3. Heat oil in skillet; cook onion until soft. Add beef; cook until lightly browned. Drain fat.
  4. Stir in canned tomatoes with their juice, corn, milk, cornmeal, salt and chili powder; mix well. Add olives; sprinkle cheese over top. Cover and cook over low heat about 20 to 25 minutes. Serve with salsa.
  5. Yields 6 to 8 servings.
Notes
* Note: In place of the cream-style corn, you can use whole-kernel corn that has been chopped in a blender.

Sullivan serves this dish with LaVictoria green Sauce, "a piquant, taco-type sauce not too hot but has a very nice flavor." However, she added, it can be difficult to find here. Her sons on the East and West coasts keep her supplied.
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