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Tinklee's Tamale Pie

I love making this dish, so easy to put together, and so yummy to, we always make extra cornbread to eat on the side



6 servings
  1. 1 lb ground hamburger
  2. 1 15oz can roasted chopped tomatoes. (can use a 29oz can of tomato sauce in place of both cans of tomatoes)
  3. 1 15oz can tomatoe sauce
  4. 2 tsp chili powder. (season to taste)
  5. 1 tsp garlic powder (season to taste)
  6. 1 tsp onion powder (season to taste)
  7. 3/4 tsp cumin (season to taste)
  8. 1/2 tsp black pepper (season as taste)
  9. 1 15oz can black olives. (i like using small ones)
  10. 1/3 cup olive juice. (from can of olives)
  11. 16 oz frozen corn
  12. 1 box Jiffy cornbread mix
  13. 1 egg
  14. 1/2 cup milk
  15. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


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    Brown hamburger over med-much heat until brown and done, drain grease,, Add tomatoes and tomatoes sauce and turn down to med,

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    Add l of the seasonings, olives and olive juice, and frozen corn, let cook for about 10min, taste and adjust if needed,

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    Heat oven to 400F, Grease an 8x8 or 11/2 qt cassarole dish, mix up the box of jiffy cornbread mix according to directions,

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    Add hamburger mixture to pan, then drop cornbread by spoonfuls over top of the hamburger mixture covering most of top,

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    sprinkle with shredded cheese, bake until cheese and corn bread are bubbly and golden brown

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    if someone does not like olives I leave them whole so they can remove them, it really does taste better with the olives juice in it

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    I make an extra box of cornbread to eat with on the side

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    serves 4--6

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    dated March 2012

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