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Tamale Pie
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Tamale Pie
Level
Easy
Prep
17 minutes
Cook
35 minutes
Servings
6 servings
  • 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.
KEY INGREDIENTS
Carnation
Evaporated Milk
NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk 12 oz
NET 12 fl oz (354 mL)
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn
  • 1 can (2.25 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 1/4 cups yellow corn meal
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chiles
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sliced jalapeños (optional)
MAKE IT
Step 1
Cook beef, onion and garlic in a large skillet until beef is browned; drain. Stir in enchilada sauce, corn, olives and 1 teaspoon salt.
Step 2
Preheat oven to 425° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
Step 3
Combine corn meal, water, evaporated milk and remaining teaspoon 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.
Step 4
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.
Step 5
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.
VARIATIONS
Substitute 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels for Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels.
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