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Tamale Pie

Every culture has a meat pie dish – Shepard’s Pie, Tourtiere, and here is the Mexican version (and my personal favorite). The picture does not do this dish justice…trust me, try it!!

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Tamale Pie
5.0 from 2 reviews
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Serves: 9
Every culture has a meat pie dish - Shepards Pie, Tourtiere, and here is the Mexican version (and my personal favorite).
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • ¾ lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 lg (approx 19oz/549mL) can stewed diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup GF sour cream
  • 1 cup GF cornmeal, fine grind
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 cup Monteray Jack cheese, grated
  1. Sauté onions and cook beef until done. Add remaining ingredients (except cheese) and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Put into 9x9 pan, top with cheese and bake 15 minutes at 350°F until cheese is golden.


12 Responses to Tamale Pie

  1. Joyce May 24, 2016 at 6:25 am #

    Mmmm, my favorite also! I usually make mine with ground turkey and I like to add some black beans. Even my BF who doesn’t like cornmeal scarfs this up!

  2. Gene May 25, 2016 at 8:04 am #

    Thanks for all your great recipies. Do you have a recipe for tamale pie for dairy intolerance?

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley May 25, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

      Glad you’re enjoying our recipes! Some Cashew cream or pureed silken tofu can be used in place of the sour cream. Use dairy free cheese, or just omit it completely. Have a great day 🙂

  3. Cliff-r-rose May 29, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

    What side dishes go with Tamale pie we will make this to day it looks good

    thank you Cliff

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley May 29, 2016 at 7:29 pm #

      A simple salad with a light vinaigrette would pair nicely with this hearty main course.

  4. Dianna May 31, 2016 at 4:23 am #

    I am so glad I found you. I am 74 yrs. Young because I am eating according to my blood type and gulten-free.

    I will be using your Tamale recipe on this Saturday at Mt Zion Church of God 7th Day in St Thomas USVI.

    Thank you. Come and see us Bolongo.

  5. Dianna May 31, 2016 at 4:26 am #

    I would like to have your recipe for Shepherds Pie.
    Thank you. Looking forward to seeing all your recipes. Love ya!!!

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley June 1, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

      If you type what you’re looking for in our search box at the top left of the page, our recipe for Shepards Pie will come up. Glad to hear you’re enjoying our recipes, thanks for letting us know!

  6. Muriel June 23, 2016 at 6:42 pm #

    This is a great recipe! simple, easy, tasty, AND it can be made the night before and baked the next day

  7. Chantal April 10, 2019 at 3:51 pm #

    Hi Marla, do you think it would be good if I added some sweet mashed patatoes before the cheese?

    Thanks, I love your recipes.


    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley April 10, 2019 at 3:58 pm #

      I think that would be a fantastic addition, great idea!

      • Chantal April 10, 2019 at 6:11 pm #

        thanks and have a good evening.


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