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Tamale Pie

This EASY meal is one that everyone loves! With similar flavors to a tamale and loaded with sausage, corn, and tomatoes, it is comfort food at its finest. Although it is a meal in and of itself, we like it with chips and salsa as well as a dollop of sour cream on top.


Tamale Pie

Serves 8

1 lb. ground pork sausage

1 onion, chopped

1 can whole kernel corn, drained

1 can diced tomatoes, drained

1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder

Salt and pepper to taste

In a skillet, cook the ground sausage and onion until browned. Drain. Add corn and tomatoes, then add cornmeal. Stir in the eggs, milk, and seasonings. Pour into a greased 9-inch pie dish and bake at 350° F for 45-50 minutes or until firm.


I love this recipe from my grandma because she got it from her stepmother Maud. It's a family recipe that has been handed down from generations. Maud was known to be a good cook, so many recipes stem from her.

The main thing I love about this recipe is how easy it is to make. I'm one who loves a good tamale now and then, but it's not the easiest thing to make at home. This fun dish gives you similar flavors to a tamale but comes together so fast. It's a crowd pleaser too. Served with a dollop of sour cream, it really hits the spot. We like to serve it with chips and salsa. Enjoy!

Recipe Source: Recipe from my grandma Carol Preece

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