Tamale Pie Recipe


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time45 Min
Ready In1 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageCourse
Main Ingredient


 Vegetable oil2 Teaspoon
 Onion1 Medium, chopped
 Ground beef chuck1 Pound
 Chili powder1 Tablespoon
 Ground cumin1 Teaspoon
 Medium hot salsa1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Canned whole kernel corn16 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
 Water4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Cornmeal1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Shredded cheddar cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2416 Calories from Fat 1118

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 125 g191.9%

Saturated Fat 54.7 g273.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 340.5 mg

Sodium 4142.1 mg172.6%

Total Carbohydrates 209 g69.7%

Dietary Fiber 31.2 g124.8%

Sugars 47.9 g

Protein 119 g238.8%

Vitamin A 128.6% Vitamin C 70.6%

Calcium 70.4% Iron 80.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until tender and golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in ground beef and cook, breaking up meat with side of spoon, until meat has browned, about 5 minutes. Skim and discard any fat. Stir in chili powder and cumin; cook 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat; stir in salsa and corn.
2. In 2-quart saucepan, heat water to boiling. With wire whisk, gradually whisk in cornmeal and salt. Cook over medium heat, whisking frequently, 5 minutes.
3. Pour half of cornmeal mixture into shallow 2-quart casserole. Spoon beef mixture over cornmeal, spoon remaining cornmeal over beef, and sprinkle Cheddar on top. Bake 45 minutes. Remove casserole from oven and let stand about 15 minutes for easier serving.