Tamale Pie


I am not sure why this is called Tamale Pie, but it is certainly a Dunkin family favorite. I have been making this for my husband since our early married years some 24 years ago!

It has two of his favorite ingredients, corn and beans! It is quick, easy and very delicious!

1.5 lb hamburger, I use 7%
2 15 oz can Kidney Beans, drained but not rinsed
1 can corn
1 small can Rotel (tomato and chili)
1 small can sliced olives
1 7 oz can diced green chili's (I would use fresh if I had them)
2 packages of Jiffy Corn Bread Mix
1 can Jolly Green Giant Niblets
1/2 onion, diced
salt and pepper to taste
chili powder, Cayenne, garlic salt (to taste, I use several shakes each)

Cook your hamburger until about 1/2 way done, add the onions and spices, continue cooking until hamburger is no longer pink

Add the hamburger along with the remaining ingredients in a bowl, mix well **use only half the can of chili's and do NOT use the Niblets yet**
Place into a greased 9X13 casserole


Combine your two Jiffy Corn Bread mixes, with the can of Niblets (drained) and remaining chili's. Add the eggs and milk as the packages suggests. Mix until just combined

Place this on top of the meat and bean mixture (spreading to the edges) and cook at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes

Let cool for a bit (you can add shredded cheese in the casserole or on top if you like)

Enjoy!

Comments

MaryBeth said…
Thanks for sharing with us...Ed really liked it.
LOL - looks good! Really...I can see why this is a family fave!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com
Debbie said…
Boy does that look good. I have never made tamale pie but will try this one!
Pam said…
Looks tasty Cheryl. I love this kind of recipe - easy to make but so tasty.
Anonymous said…
Lou Says:
Now you're cooking. Looks GREAT. Slip some through the mailslot okay? Oh, give me an address too!
NuKiwi said…
Looks nice. I had to learn how to like cornbread after too many years suffering at the hands of my dear mother's homemade masonry versions (shudder). They were always heavy, dry and flavorless - I much prefer the light fluffy & sweet kind that most other people grew up with!!! Chilli is a natural accompaniment - happy cooking!
Olga said…
This looks great! I actually made something similar: chili topped with cornbread mix. But yours looks a lot drier (a good thing...b/c mine took way longer to bake through)
Paula said…
Oh Cheryl, You've done it again! You've made me hungry for this and it's not meal time yet! Not only do I bet this tastes great, it's also so lovely to look at. All those colors and textures goin' on here! YUM!
Jan said…
That looks yum, yum, good, Cheryl. Colorful and flavorful. I'm not surprised it's among your old faves.
Kevin said…
Dishes like these are among my favorites with lots of beans and corn and flavour!

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