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Tamale Loaf Recipe
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If you like Southwest-style food, then perhaps you'll enjoy this zesty meat loaf. I've made it for large groups and have received many compliments.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Taco sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 215 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 854 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 13 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef, celery, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, cornmeal, corn, olives, eggs, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Pour into a well-greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/2 hours until a meat thermometer reaches 160°. Serve with taco sauce if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Tamale Loaf in Country Extra November 1995, p51

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