Recipe: Easy Tamale Pie

I’ve come to the realization that so many of my recipes are not very “chefy” despite calling myself a Barenaked Chef.  But when you have 2 children and a busy day, it’s hard to pass off foie gras as a dinner choice.  So, I offer you, yet again, a comfort food recipe.  Not fancy, but yummers.

Easy Tamale Pie

4-6 Servings


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 11 ounces Mexican-style corn, drained
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 4 ounces chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 ounces mexican style cornbread mix


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375. In large skillet, brown ground beef, onion and garlic over medium high heat until meat is brown and onion is tender; drain. Reduce heat to medium low. Stir in corn, tomato sauce, green chilies, chile powder and salt. Remove from heat.
  • 2 In small bowl beat sour cream and egg until well blended. Stir in 1 cup cheese. Combine sour cream mixture with ground beef mixture. Spoon into lightly greased 9×13 pan.
  • 3 In medium bowl, prepare corn bread mix according to package directions. spread corn bread batter ovedr casserole. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes or until heated through and corn bread topping is golden brown. serve warm.