Tamale Pie


  • 5 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. shortening
  • 1 lb. hamburger
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder,opt.
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 2 cups tomatoes (whole or pieces with not much juice)


In large pan, bring 5 cups water and salt to a rolling boil. Add cornmeal that has been moistened with 1 cup cold water, gradually stirring constantly. Cook for 45 minutes, stirring often, over low heat until the mush is done. Saute the onion in shortening until soft. Add hamburger and stir until completely done. Add seasonings and tomatoes. Greased 9x12 inch pan or a round baking dish. Put a layer of mush thinly over the bottom and up the sides, saving enough to go over the top. Add meat and cover with mush. Bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours.


By Robin from Washington, IA

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What temperature do you cook the tamale pie on of robin's?

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