Tamale Pie aka Meat and Corn with Cornmeal on Top

  • Yield : 6
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 60m
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This Mexican-inspired is a Cajun favorite.


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can 14-16 oz whole kernel corn drained
  • 2 small 8 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder/seasoning or taco seasoning
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp salt


Step 1

Brown the ground meat and sauté the onions until wilted. Drain and season to taste

Step 2

Add the drained corn, tomato sauce and chili seasoning/taco seasoning to meat mixture. Mix and pour into a 13x9 pan and sprinkle one cup of cheese on top of meat mixture.

Step 3

To make cornmeal mush: Bring 4 cups water to boil with 1 teaspoon salt. In a bowl mix 1 and 1/2 cup corn meal to 1 and 1/2 cup cold water mix and pour into boiling water and stir over low heat to for 5 minutes. Pour mush over mixture in pan and spread evenly. Cook in oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Turn oven off and sprinkle remaining cheese on top and leave in oven till melted.

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