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Easy Tamale Pie Recipe

Easy Tamale Pie Recipe

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


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 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 egg
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
  • Dash paprika
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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