Saturday, February 27, 2021

The Best Tamale Pie


Lori Brown of the Whippoorwill Holler YouTube channel has this video for The Best Tamale Pie and I just had try it. She used ground beef in her video but says that leftover pork roast or chicken will work in the recipe too. 

She makes a sauce with the meat and says you can use crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce and said you can make the filling/sauce out of what you like to eat. I added some Taco Bell sauce to my meat sauce and also added corn and black olives. 

The Best Tamala Pie

Ingredients:

1.5 to 2 pounds of ground chuck beef (Used 2 pounds, will use 1.5 next time)
1 cup crushed tomatoes (I used a can of Rotel for the tomatoes/green chilis)
1 can diced green chilis
1/4 cup taco seasoning mix (I used a packet of chili seasoning)
1 can fire roasted corn
1 can sliced black olives
Garlic, Onion Powder, and Cumin to taste, if desired
Salt and Pepper to teste

Directions:

Brown ground beef and drain.
Add other ingredients and 
Let simmer for about ten minutes. 
Taste and adjust for seasoning if needed. 
Make Masa  

Masa Harina Topping

Ingredients:

2 cups Masa Harina Flour (This is the kind she and I both used)
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1 teaspoon salt  
1 & 1/2 cups chicken broth  (You may need more or less, I used closer to 2 cups)
1 stick melted butter 

Directions:

Combine masa, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl.  
Melt butter in separate bowl and add to masa mixture. 
Stir together along with the chicken broth. 
Please meat mixture in a sprayed 9 x 13 pan. 
Cover with masa dough. 
Spread masa dough thin over the top to cover the entire pie. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. 

I used several spicy ingredient in this recipe (chili seasoning, fire roasted corn, Rotel) and therefore it turned out spicy, not spicy hot, but spicy, so I served this with some sour cream to cut the spicy flavor. 

Verdict: This was a big hit with the family. Bailey loved it and claimed it was one of her favorite dishes of all time and that we had to make it regularly now. 

Belinda
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12 comments :

  1. That sounds super delicious! Yum. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. So good! I have made a similar recipe. I used shredded pork and used the sauce I use when I make regular tamales. The pie is delicious and so much easier and less time consuming than making individual tamales!

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    1. Yes, I have never made tamales because I can see how involved they are.

      My aunt use to make them when we were growing up and she shared with us every time they made them.

      I do love pork tamales the best of all.

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  3. Sounds delicious! I need to get masa flour, but I have everything else. We love mexican food. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome, Kathy. We love Mexican food too.

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    1. You're welcome, Cheryl. I love to share recipes.

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  5. You ha ve me longing for my friend T's mom's tamales-which they make by the hundreds in the fall for the holidays! I could maybe pull this off.

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    1. LOL Sam. Exactly my thoughts. I could pull this off. hehehe

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  6. I just love how you substitute and use what you have, I do the same thing.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. It helps to avoid food waste and save us both money.

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