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Tamale Pie
Tamale Pie

Category: Main Dish | Serves: 4

(70 ratings)

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 340
Protein: 21 g
Carbs: 46 g
Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Sodium: 650 mg
Fiber: 12 g

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Tamale pie is much easier to make than tamales and just as tasty! Serve this simple stovetop version with a garden salad.
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1 can (15 1/2 ounce) kidney beans - drain and save liquid
1 cup canned tomato puree
1 Tablespoon minced onion
1 teaspoon cumin
1 1/2 Tablespoons chili powder

Tamale Pie:
8 ounces canned, not drained whole kernel corn
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
Dash salt
1 1/4 cups cold water
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
1 Cook beef in hot skillet until lightly browned. Drain off fat.
2 Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil.
3 Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 10 minutes.
4 Place chili in a 10-inch skillet. Stir in corn. Heat thoroughly.
5 As chili heats, mix cornmeal and salt with water in a sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened, about 2 minutes.
6 Spread cornmeal mixture over hot chili to form a crust. Sprinkle with chili powder.
7 Cover and cook over low heat, with lid slightly ajar, until topping is set, about 10 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews
(70 ratings)
average at best
Reviewed By:
a pretty dull dish, but reasonably tasty and filling
Apr 25, 2010
Not so good
Reviewed By: Diet.com Member
I wasn`t impressed by this recipe. The cornmeal was more mush than crust. The filling was decent but that was about it.
Aug 28, 2008
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