Tamale Pie Casserole

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"This is the recipe my mother used to make in the 40's."
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servings 233 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 233 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 15g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 11.6 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 329 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large saucepan combine cornmeal, boiling water, and salt. Cook over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Meanwhile, melt shortening in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and saute until brown. Add beef and cook just until no longer pink. Stir in tomatoes, pimientos, and cayenne pepper, then remove from heat.
  4. Oil bottom and sides of a 3 quart casserole dish and line with two thirds of cornmeal mixture. Pour in meat mixture, then top with remaining cornmeal. Bake in preheated oven for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.


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As written, this recipe didn't work for me. I added some chili powder and cumin because when I tasted the meat mixture, it was very bland. Also, the cornmeal batter should be cooked until it i...

Very mushy! The recipe calls for too much water.

i would add a layer of cheddar to this. and reduce the water by a 1:4 ratio instead of 1:6

This is a good 'idea' recipe. I didn't bother following the recipe as written, but It did inspire a close second. It also helped that the cornmeal box had a different recipe on it. First chan...

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