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Easy Tamale Pie Recipe

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My whole family really enjoys Mexican food. When I'm in a hurry, I make this zippy deep-dish pie. It always satisfies their appetites. —Nancy Roberts, Cave City, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 pound Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Pork Sausage Roll
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
  • Dash paprika
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 305 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 740mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. Combine the beef, sausage, onion and garlic in a 3-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes, stirring once to crumble meat. Drain. Add the tomatoes, corn, tomato paste, olives, chili powder and salt; mix well. Cover and microwave on high for 4-6 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Whisk egg in a large bowl; add milk and corn bread mix. Stir just until moistened. Spoon over meat mixture; sprinkle with paprika.
  3. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the corn bread comes out clean. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Tamale Pie in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p47

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SuSey22 User ID: 1214956 239383
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015

"Needed a quick dinner for when my grown daughter & her boyfriend were stopping by.....this was perfect! easy & delicious, all items I keep on hand....great dish!"

Tingzen User ID: 540560 47906
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"My family has loved this recipe for many years. We skip the sausage and use 1.5# of ground beef which we brown on the stovetop, then we add the cornbread mixture and bake it in the oven. We like the texture more this way."

Trilby Yost User ID: 5195621 22511
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2010

"I add one small can of drained chopped green chilies. This recipe is a yummy standby for my family's dinner."

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