Tamale Casserole



6 servings



1/2 cup corn meal
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup water
1-1/2 cup Pet milk
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1-1/2 tbsp. shortening
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup canned tomatoes
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. chili powder


Put in a sauce pan cornmeal, salt, and water. Add gradually Pet milk. Boil and stir until mixture thickens. Cover and let cool. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a shallow 9 X 13-inch baking pan.

Brown meat with pepper and onion cook until almost done. Drain off excess fat, and add tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste and chili powder. Stir an cook until done.

Spread 1/2 cornmeal in dish then add meat mixture. Top with remaining cornmeal. Bake until the top is light brown for about 35 minutes.

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1 Recipe Reviews

Barbara Daubner

Barbara Daubner reviewed Tamale Casserole on March 27, 2000

Made the tamale casserole recipe tonight. There were a few problems. There definitly was not enough of the cornmeal mixture to cover both the bottom and top of the mixture in the 13x9 pan. The recipe calls for shortening but doesn't explain it use - maybe it was to grease the pan but I would not use as much as it called for to do just that. I have 3 young kids and with my husband and myself we just about finished it off. The kids didn't like it too much, so they did'nt eat much either.