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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hamburger Tamale Pie

Whenever I ask for menu suggestions, this dish is my husband"s first request. And I like it because I can make a pound of ground beef serve a family of ten. Cheap, easy, delicious, with vegetables mixed into the recipe, making it a complete meal. I usually serve it with a fruit salad.

Is Hamburger Tamale Pie as frequent on your family's dinner table as it is on ours?

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Hamburger Tamale Pie

Ingredients:
1 lb. hamburger meat
1 onion, chopped
Garlic clove, chopped
1 can (16 oz.) tomatoes
1 can (16 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained
20 -24 pitted black olives
3 teaspoons chili powder
1 ½ teaspoon salt
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz.)

Directions:
Cook and stir meat, onion and garlic until meat is brown; drain. Stir in tomatoes with liquid, corn, olives, chili powder and salt. Heat to boiling. Pour into ungreased baking dish, 9 x 11, or 2 quart casserole dish.

Mix cornmeal, milk and eggs. Pour over meat mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake in 350 degree oven until golden brown, about 40 – 50 minutes.

AFTER

24 comments:

  1. When my kids were growing up, I had endless hamburger recipes. Yours sounds delish.

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  2. WE had a lot of Shepherd's Pie and Hamburger Soup - so delicious that my Mother made and taught each child to do as well as her. I am thinking of a nice Shepard's Pie right now or perhaps I will try your newest recipe. Have a wonderful day Karen.

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    1. SaucyKod, I love Hamburger Soup-- it's one of my favorite kinds of soup to make. And my version of Shepherd's Pie is to add mashed potatoes to the top of pretty much any casserole :)

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  3. Karen, since you live in Utah, I know we are in the same time zone -- it is 7:15 here in Colorado on a snowy, yes snowy and cold morning. Do you get up early to write or do you schedule your posts so you can sleep a bit later?

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    1. loverofwords, I schedule my posts but sometimes get up super early anyway :) For the Challenge, I've scheduled them all to go up at 3:30 a.m.

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  4. Just in time! I needed a good tamale pie recipe and here it is. Thanks.

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  5. Oh. Yum. This sounds delicious. Thanks!

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  6. Wow, sounds so good and I have all those ingredients so I may have to make it for dinner tonight! Stopping by from A-Z Challenge sarann-rap.blogspot.com

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  7. I was just about to go and get some dinner on. I think I'll try this recipe out because it is spicy but sooo not something I've ever made before. The internet offered similar recipes with tortillas?! I think I'll start with yours. :)

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    1. Elaine, I've never used tortillas in this recipe. I prefer the cornmeal topping because it really does kind of resemble tamales, which I LOVE.

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  8. okay, this ones sounds great... i demand a photo next time you make it... well demand is harsh... please.

    :)

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    1. Jeremy, LOL, and my husband demands a photo as well, because that means I made it, took a picture of it, and then he got to eat the tamale pie.

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  9. This looks as though I can replace hamburger meat with quorn? (As a vege, I find that's often a good alternative.)

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    1. Jo, You could even leave out the meat altogether and add more corn and onions, or perhaps cooked beans instead, and it would be just as good.

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  10. Dear Karen, I'm a vegetarian who is becoming a vegan and so this recipe won't work for me, but I copied it to send to my niece who often entertains. I see that "Jo" also is a vegan and I need to discover what "quorn" is. Peace.

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    1. Dee, Did you see the Garlic recipe from yesterday? I posted a vegan meal idea with it just for you :)

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  11. i made something kinda like this a while back and my family loved it---yours is a little different--i think i will try it--thanks!

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  12. That sounds delicious! I'd have to leave the olives out for my husband - though I love them.
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  13. I'd put diced mild roasted green peppers in mine. Just a bit of spice.

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  14. This sounds yummy - I'm writing it down!

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  15. Mmm, I need to try these recipes, especially since I barely know how to cook and I need to learn. And I like hamburger recipes, except for Hamburger Helper. But your recipe sounds much tastier.

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  16. Hamburger tamale pie sounds good. I like Tex-Mex-type meals.

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