Tamale Pie


corleyfoto tamale pieMy Facebook feed has become my “go-to” for recipes of any kind. It is not uncommon for me to save one or two recipes a day. I save them because I want to be able to go back later and re-watch the videos or print the recipes. I like to watch the recipe videos from “Tasty” or other sites, but when it comes down to it, I like to have the printed recipe in front of me. I guess that is just something from the baby-boomer generation. We still rely on the printed word.

A video tamale pie recipe came through my feed the other day from Delish.com but when I clicked on the link, I couldn’t readily find the recipe. You notice I wrote “readily” because that’s another one of my quirks; something has to be found easily, don’t make me click numerous links or scroll down through countless advertisements; you’ve lost my interest by then.

The video recipe didn’t specify amounts of the ingredients used, so I just guessed at them for my version of their Tamale Pie.

Mix together:
One (1) box (like Jiffy) cornbread mix
One (1) can creamed corn (I used about 2/3 of a can)
One  half (1/2) cup sour cream
One (1) Egg

Pour into greased 9×9 or larger pan and bake in a 400°  oven for 20 minutes or until a toothpick poked in center comes out clean. If you use a larger pan, your bake time will be less, so account for that.

While cornbread is baking, saute together:
1 pound hamburger
One-half (1/2) cup diced onion
1 tsp. minced garlic
Salt to taste

1 or 2 Tbsp. Taco seasoning (or one packet—I was able to find taco seasoning in a larger container at my local Walmart)

Stir in:
1 can black beans, rinsed*

When cornbread has finished baking, remove from oven and spread hamburger mixture evenly over cornbread.

Pour ½ to 1 full can red enchilada sauce over meat mixture and top with 1-2 cups cheddar cheese.  (The amount of cheese you use depends on how much you like cheese, and I l-o-v-e cheese.) Return the pan to the oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream and chopped green onions if desired.

You can change this recipe up and add other ingredients to the hamburger that you might like such as corn or diced tomatoes.

My husband raved about this pie and I have to say, it was really, really good.

*Why rinse black beans? All the sites I’ve read said it is to remove some of the “slimeyness” (is that a word?) and sodium.

Adapted from Delish.com video “How to Make a Tamale Pie”.

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