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Old fashioned recipes: Tamale pie recipe

Updated on May 26, 2011
Old fashioned tamale pie
Old fashioned tamale pie

Benefits of eating corn

Corn is one of the most popular foods all around the world. It's a good source of nutrients. It contains high fibers that absorb water and swells so it's satisfying besides it eases movement of stool. It also contains low fats and some vitamins such as vitamin C. Corn is a good source of folic acid which prevents heart diseases as it prevents buildup of homosysteine which is considered a direct reason for heart diseases. It also contains protein, carbohydrate, sodium and no cholesterol.

Tamale pie is a meal that depends mainly on corn. It can be made in a short time and can be eaten on breakfast or dinner.

You need

1 Cup full of cornmeal

4 Cup of water

1 Tsp minced garlic

2 Cups tomato sauce

1 Pound minced beef meat

1 Cup whole kernel corn

Chili powder as required

1/2 Cup diced onion

1 cup of sliced olives

1 cup shredded cheese


  1. Bring 3 cups of water to boil
  2. Mix a cup of corn meal in a cup of cold water then pour into boiled water and stir till it is cooked
  3. In a cooking pan put diced onions, 1tsp salt, garlic, chilly powder and minced beef meat. Cook till meat becomes brown as you'r stirring then add kernel corn and olives.
  4. Add tomato sauce and corn meal mixture and cook on low heat for 15 minutes.
  5. Brush a baking tray with butter then turn the mixture into the tray.
  6. Put shredded cheese on top.
  7. Bake in a 400F oven for 20 minutes.


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      Fred H 5 weeks ago

      Mine came out like mush too. Nothing like the pic.

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      Sheila Peavler 11 months ago

      Made this, this week and it came out to mush. You! Won't make again.

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      Phyllis Bargas 11 months ago

      Well, My cousin and I made made this recipe for supper tonight. I agree with Tyandell. The casserole didn't even look like the picture. It was more like a tamale pie mush. It tasted really good though.

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      Tyandell 2 years ago

      Ok made this an totally did something wrong mine looks nothing like the picture my corn meal.never cooked just mushy yucky stuff lol

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      finally tried it :) LOL thank you

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      Brinafr3sh 6 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi, I have made sweet potato pies, but now I will be making this Tamale pie recipe, it seems easy. Thanks

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      Yoridale 6 years ago

      Simple recipe but i think i love it!

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      halola1999 6 years ago from cairo

      wellcome Egyptian people; finaly i have found some arabic people here' i wish to help me . coz am so lost :D

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      shoaibhussain 7 years ago

      Its look yummy and delicious thanks for sharing the receipe

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      Anita Adams 7 years ago from Tennessee

      I just ate breakfast so I shouldn't be hungry but this receipe sounds like a great meal. It looks like an easy dish for me to bake. I love cornmeal dishes!

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      THAT Mary Ann 7 years ago

      Hey kafsoa, long time no read...but this recipe got my attention. Hope all is well..and thanks!

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      Tony Mead 7 years ago from Yorkshire

      hi kafsoa

      another tasty sounding dish, I must try it. when I was in Tunisia I bought from street vendors a sweet treat that looked like a sausage roll, any idea what it might have been, an ddo you have a recipe?



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      kafsoa 7 years ago

      Thanks Deborah:)

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      Deborah-Diane 7 years ago from Orange County, California

      Yummy! This sounds like a wonderful dish to serve large groups. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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      kafsoa 7 years ago

      Prasetio, Hi man, I thought you want to try cooking it and surprise your mom:) But don't leave the kitchen behind as a disaster:) Thanks for the vote prasetio:)

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      kafsoa 7 years ago

      You're most welcomed Pamela. In fact it's granny's recipe:)

      Thanks for stopping by Pam:)

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love corn. Thanks for share delicious recipes. I am glad to know this from you. As usual, I'll show this to my mom. Well done, my friend. Rated up!


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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      I have never made this type of dish but it looks delicious. Thanks for your recipe.

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      kafsoa 7 years ago

      Yes "Wil C" It's a very good idea to share recipes you know. I believe it's very useful for people struggling in kitchen. Surprise your wife with this one, she will love it and might bring some good memories to both of you :)

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      kafsoa 7 years ago

      Oh Quack, you're back my new old friend:) Try this recipe dear I'm sure you'll like it. Thanks for writing a comment:)

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      kafsoa 7 years ago

      I'm so happy to see you here "darknlovely". Just close your eyes and try to taste it. Is it nice? I know people like you can feel and taste everything using imagination "Very sensitive":) Thanks for the vote too:)

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      Wil C 7 years ago from United States of America

      kafsoa, you are inspiring me to share some of my recipes. I know my wife will love this one. Thank you for sharing.

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      QuackQuackWriter 7 years ago from Mumbai,India

      looks lovely

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      Annie 7 years ago from NewYork

      Kafsoa at least you could have send me a slice of that tamale pie.(:) i am going to try that recipe, cooking is another love of mine beside writing... i love trying out new recipes....

      great hub.. vote up

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      kafsoa 7 years ago

      You're most welcomed Twilaelson:) I also like this pie very much.

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      Twila Nelson 7 years ago from Carmichael, California

      Thank you, very similar to my own mother's tamale pie. Although, we either did not use the cornbread topping or we layered the cornbread on top. I needed this recipe like crazy and again I thank you.

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      kafsoa 7 years ago

      Oh yeah! You're a person with a sophisticated mood. Thanks for the nice comment.

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      Bubba Jasper 7 years ago from The Lone Star State

      This stuff is right up my alley! I will definitely be trying this one out. Looks like great comfort food and would be great with a nice salad and glass of white wine or a Mexican beer!


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