Tour the USA – On to the Southwest! Tamale Pie

  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Art of Chipotle, Chipotle Paste or 1/2 cup Art of Chipotle Smokey Red Sensation
  • 2 cups tomatoes chopped, either fresh or canned (with juice if using Chipotle Paste & without if using Smokey Red Sensation)
  • 2 cups corn (either fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 1 -2 cups grated jack or cheddar cheese (or a combination of both)

Add chopped onion, green pepper and minced garlic to warm pan with olive oil and cook until soft.  Add meat to pan and cook & stir until done.  Add salt & pepper to season. 

Next add Chipotle Paste, tomatoes, corn, 1/2 cup water and chili powder to meat mixture and simmer while preparing the corn meal mixture.

Bring 2 cups water to a boil and slowly add corn meal.  Stir constantly to prevent lumping.  Ad 1/2 tsp salt and then stir into the other ingredients.

Pour into an oven proof dish and sprinkle with cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.