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How to Make Tamale Pie

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With all due apologies to those who take the time and serious effort to make real homemade tamales, this tamale and ground beef casserole is so quick and easy to make, it's perfect for a weeknight dinner. In this video, Chef John will teach you how to make a simple tamale pie. The secret ingredient here is boxed cornbread mix, which you’ll develop into a batter to form the “pie” crust. Simply layer cheese, frozen corn, and a peppery ground beef mixture between the cornbread batter. The casserole comes out of the oven golden brown and wonderfully perfumed. It’s a delicious meal and sure-fire family favorite that makes excellent leftovers—if it lasts that long. Get Chef John's recipe for Tamale Pie. And for other tasty ideas, see more Chef John videos >>

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food2review

food2review

My mom always made Tamale Pie This Way using leftover Peppersteak with sliced bellpepper and sliced onion, and leftover taco meat, and leftover Macoroni& cheese. If is one of our favorite dishes. The combination tastes great. Thanks Chef John I didn't know how to make regular Tamale Pie. Now I can make my Moms recipe

danny o.

danny o.

I will probably give it a try to find how it would like or how will it taste if it is like the ones on my tickled mind or something that will give me a good appetite. it is worth trying and other will like it to that something that would be on someones eye or point of view.thanks for the recipe.

bakergirl

bakergirl

Sounds great, Chef!

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