Terrific Tamale Pie

Recipe: Terrific Tamale Pie


  • 6 sl Bacon
  • 1 lb Ground beef
  • 1 c Whole kernel corn, fresh OR -frozen OR canned
  • 1/4 c Chopped green chile
  • 3 Green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 c Cornmeal
  • 1/4 ts Oregano
  • 1 ts Ground pure hot red chile
  • 1 ts Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 ts Ground comino
  • 8 oz Tomato sauce
  • Cornmeal Piecrust (recipe -follows)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 c Evaporated milk
  • 1/2 ts Dry mustard
  • 2 c Grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 Stuffed olives, sliced


  1. Fry bacon until crisp; break into large pieces. Set side. Chill bacon drippings until firm for use in the crust.
  2. Brown ground beef in a large skillet; drain off fat. Stir in next 10 ingredients. Reserve egg, evaporated milk, etc. for the top crust.
  3. Prepare the piecrust, and use it to line a 9-inch pie pan. Place meat mixture in the pan. Bake at 425 degrees F for 25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine egg, evaporated milk, mustard and cheese. Spread on top of the pie and decorate with the reserved bacon pieces and the sliced olives.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes longer, or until cheese meltes. Let stand for 10 minutes, or until firm, before serving.

Number of servings (yield): 6

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)

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