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Tamale Pie Recipes

This is a delicious, quick, and easy casserole to make for dinner or anytime. I love spicy food and this dish can be prepared mild or spicy. Add a green salad and your meal is complete.
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Ingredients:

  • 2 packages Jiffy cornbread mix (prepared according to package instructions - you will need milk and eggs)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 of a large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 can beans, your choice (we used S&W chipotle pinto beans)
  • 1/4 tsp. powdered garlic, or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder, for a spicier flavor increase to 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp.
  • 1/2 cup corn, frozen or canned
  • 1/2 cup shredded, Mexican cheese or your choice
  • 1/2 tsp. Tony Chachere's Original Creole seasoning

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Prepare the 2 boxes of Jiffy cornbread mix according to package directions. Add spices to cornbread mix, optional. We used 1/2 to 1 tsp. Tony's and 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese. Set aside.

Brown hamburger. Add onions and cook until translucent.

Add chili and garlic powder.

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Add beans including the liquid, tomato soup, and corn. Stir and heat through.

Pour meat mixture into a 9 x 13 inch Pyrex pan.

Pour cornbread batter evenly over meat mixture.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until cornbread topping is golden brown.

Here is a photo of the grandson, sometimes scribe and part-time camera man.

Servings: 8 -10
Prep Time: 15 -20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 - 20 Minutes

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By R Barbara from Bremerton, WA

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