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Tamale Casserole

(3 Votes)
SERVES
8
COOK TIME
55 Min

This hearty south-of-the-border beefy Tamale Casserole made with an easy cornmeal crust is simply out of this world. Teamed with your favorite Tex-Mex go-alongs, its got just the right amount of spice and stick-to-your-ribs comfort!

What You'll Need:
  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (6-ounce can) pitted black olives, drained
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 3-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
     
  2. In a large skillet over high heat, cook ground chuck and onion until browned. Stir in tomatoes, chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper; simmer over medium-low heat 15 minutes.
     
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, mix milk with cornmeal and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, or until thickened. Line bottom and sides of prepared casserole dish with cooked cornmeal.
     
  4. Stir corn and olives into meat mixture and spoon into casserole dish.
     
  5. Bake 20 minutes; remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven and cook 10 more minutes or until cheese is melted and meat is heated through.

 

 

 

 

Notes
  • Recipe adapted from Beyond Delicious: The Ghost Whisperer's Cookbook, by Mary Ann Winkowski and David Powers.  

 

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