How to Make Tamale Pie


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 ... See moreand 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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danny o.

Jun 18, 2014 7:42 AM

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.


Apr 27, 2014 9:59 AM

Sounds great, Chef!


Jan 1, 2014 12:17 AM

Muy BonitO. Can I use maseca instead of Jiffy?

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