Tamale Pie

Tamale Pie

Prep:
17 mins
Cooking:
35 mins
Level:
Intermediate
Yields:
6

A golden cornmeal crust surrounds savory ground beef in a kicky enchilada sauce for a one-dish wonder of a meal. This is perfect for group gatherings or entertaining.

Ingredients

  • FILLING
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cans (10 oz. each) enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn
  • 1 can (2.25 oz.) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 CRUST
  • 2 1/4 cups yellow corn meal
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (4 oz.) diced green chiles
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sliced jalapeños (optional)

Directions

FOR FILLING:
COOK
beef, onion and garlic in a large skillet until beef is browned; drain. Stir in enchilada sauce, corn, olives and salt.

FOR CRUST:
PREHEAT
oven to 425° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

COMBINE corn meal, water, evaporated milk and salt in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, for 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened. Stir in chiles. Reserve 2 cups corn meal mixture; cover with plastic wrap. Spread remaining corn meal mixture on bottom and up sides of prepared baking dish.

BAKE for 10 minutes. Cool in dish on wire rack. Spoon beef filling into corn meal crust. Spread reserved corn meal mixture over beef filling.

BAKE for 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for additional 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with jalapeños, if desired.

Baker's Comments

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/6 of recipe
  • Calories 733
  • Calories from Fat 371

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 41.3g 63%
  • Saturated Fat 17.7g 88%
  • Cholesterol 125mg 42%
  • Sodium 1862mg 74%
  • Carbohydrates 59g 19%
  • Dietary Fiber 7.9g 32%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 31g
  • Vitamin A 13%
  • Vitamin C 154%
  • Calcium 33%
  • Iron 65%

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