Tamale Pie recipe
Add some Southwestern flair with this spicy dinner of beans, corn, ground beef and tomatoes.
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

  • Nutrition Highlights: Corn is loaded with phytonutrients for maintaining eye health and reducing risk of age-related macular degeneration. Cooking releases even more of these antioxidant properties.

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  • Recipe From: Tennessee Home & Farm

Instructions

  1. Make cornmeal mush by combining cornmeal, salt and cold water. Whisk the boiling water into the mush and cook 25 minutes over a double boiler, whisking occasionally.
  2. Saute together the jalapeno peppers, onion, bell pepper and garlic in the vegetable oil until soft.
  3. Add the tomatoes, chili powder, cumin and oregano.
  4. In a cast iron skillet, spread half of the mush. Layer the pinto beans, corn, and ground beef.
  5. Cover with tomato filling mixture. Spread remaining mush on top. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.

Tips & Notes

Go fresh! Substitute 1 cup cooked pinto beans, 1 cup cooked corn or 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes for the canned versions.

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