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Video: How to Make Tamale Pie

See the simple secret to this 5-star ground beef casserole.

 
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With all due apologies to those who take the time and serious effort to make real homemade tamales, this tamale and ground beef casserole is so quick and easy to make, it's perfect for a weeknight dinner. In this video, Chef John will teach you how to make a simple tamale pie. The secret ingredient here is boxed cornbread mix, which you’ll develop into a batter to form the “pie” crust. Simply layer cheese, frozen corn, and a peppery ground beef mixture between the cornbread batter. The casserole comes out of the oven golden brown and wonderfully perfumed. It’s a delicious meal and sure-fire family favorite that makes excellent leftovers—if it lasts that long. Get Chef John's recipe for Tamale Pie. And for other tasty ideas, see more Chef John videos >>

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Jun. 22, 2015 2:20 pm
Looks great, although I will do a GF bottom and top using Pamela's products GF pancake mix and Gf corn meal.
 
Ross 
Jun. 15, 2015 5:39 pm
Made just like John's recipe and it is in the oven now. Can't wait till it is finished. It looks real good and now my wife is cleaning the big mess I made. Renee does not mind that because she like's it when I cook. ROSS
 
SharNel 
Feb. 26, 2015 1:16 pm
I add 1 can black olives, Med. Or Large pitted and cut in half. Use more if desired. Yummy recipe, Thanks Allrecipes!
 
food2review 
Sep. 3, 2014 3:14 am
My mom always made Tamale Pie This Way using leftover Peppersteak with sliced bellpepper and sliced onion, and leftover taco meat, and leftover Macoroni& cheese. If is one of our favorite dishes. The combination tastes great. Thanks Chef John I didn't know how to make regular Tamale Pie. Now I can make my Moms recipe
 
danny o. 
Jun. 18, 2014 7:42 am
I will probably give it a try to find how it would like or how will it taste if it is like the ones on my tickled mind or something that will give me a good appetite. it is worth trying and other will like it to that something that would be on someones eye or point of view.thanks for the recipe.
 
Apr. 27, 2014 9:59 am
Sounds great, Chef!
 
Rigoberto 
Jan. 1, 2014 12:17 am
Muy BonitO. Can I use maseca instead of Jiffy?
 
margaretbud 
Dec. 31, 2013 11:07 am
There's not a tamale to be found in this recipe. It's Mexican corn bread...
 
Dec. 31, 2013 9:16 am
SO EASY AND SO GOOD.
 
Laurapearl 
Dec. 30, 2013 9:14 pm
I make it similar to this recipe but I use tomato soup and I put diced jalapeños in my top layer of corn bread we call it Mexican corn bread pie oh and use a large rod iron skillet to make in its wonderful
 
 
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