Tomale Pie1

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!!

Tomale Pie1

Tomale Pie1

Tamale Pie

Marla Hingley
Every culture has a meat pie dish - Shepards Pie, Tourtiere, and here is the Mexican version (and my personal favorite).
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 9


  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 3/4 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
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 cup Monteray Jack cheese grated


  • Sauté onions and cook beef until done. Add remaining ingredients (except cheese) and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often.
  • Put into 9x9 pan, top with cheese and bake 15 minutes at 350°F until cheese is golden.
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  1. 5 stars
    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. Thanks for all your great recipies. Do you have a recipe for tamale pie for dairy intolerance?

  3. 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 🙂

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

    thank you Cliff

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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!

  9. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe! simple, easy, tasty, AND it can be made the night before and baked the next day

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

    Thanks, I love your recipes.


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