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Tummy-Pleasing Tamale Pie

No recipe image available.This quick and easy version of the classic Southwestern tamale pie casserole is sure to please and satisfy.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound lean ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1 (14.5-ounce) can ready-cut tomatoes, drained
1 (11-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1/4 cup tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (16-ounce) package corn bread mix
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Salsa and sour cream for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease an oven-proof casserole dish; set aside.
  2. Heat a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and onion; sauté, breaking up lumps with a wooden spoon, until beef is no longer pink, about 7 minutes. Drain off excess fat and return to heat.
  3. Add tomatoes, corn, ketchup, chili powder and cumin; mix well. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt to taste. Pour into casserole.
  4. Prepare corn bread batter according to package instructions. Pour on top of beef mixture; top with cheese. Bake until top is firm, about 20 minutes. Serve accompanied with salsa and/or sour cream, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.