Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tamale Pie...Tasty Tuesday

This is another of those things I make without a REAL recipe.

2lbs ground beef
2 packets taco seasoning
small can chopped olives
small can chopped Ortega chilies
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
2 small boxes of cornbread muffin mix

Fry the ground beef, drain & add taco seasoning according to package directions
After the water has cooked out, add olives & chilies

Pour meat into a large casserole dish

Add cheese over meat if desired (my family likes cheese on EVERYTHING)

Prepare cornbread mix and pour over top to form a crust. ( Homemade cornbread can be substituted, you need enough for a standard 8x8 pan of cornbread)

Bake at 400 until cornbread top is golden brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes then slice into squares to serve. (pictures coming soon)
Visit Balancing Beauty & Bedlam to see more Tasty Tuesday...she's got Mexican Freezer meals this week, YUM!!!


Charlotte said...

You sure know how to make a person feel hungry

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

You and I cook so much alike. I LOVE it!! I've been having to make "real recipes" for my posts and it's the pits...hee hee. This looks yummy.

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

This sounds GOOD! I'm with you about often cooking without a recipe. Some of our best creations are made that way, right?
My Tasty Tuesday is up too.

CailinMarie said...

this sounds REALLY yummy... we've got one with a beef allergy but I'm thinking you can substitute turkey

Lady P said...

Yum! and congrats on your Splash award! I love how you used the corn muffin mix on this one!

Upstatemomof3 said...

That looks AWESOME!! We love tamales I may need to give this a try.

shopannies said...

I have never had this but it sounds delicous I will have to try it

Wanda said...

Hi Denise ~~ I'm so glad to have found you and Marvin.

This recipe looks wonderful... I will try it.


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love Mexican and that sounds wonderful. Will print and try. Yum!