Saturday, August 14, 2010

Tamale Pie

   This a quick casserole and is very good.  Beans and cornbread, what could be better.  I have made it as written with pork n beans, as well as with chili beans or Ranch style beans.  It turned out good with any of them.  Don't forget the vinegar it does make a difference in the taste.  If you use an 8 x 8 pan the cornbread will rise over the top of the casserole dish, but will not overflow.

Tamale Pie


1 lb hamburger
½ cup celery, chopped
½ cup onion, chopped
2 cans pork and beans
½ cup catchup
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 tsp chili pepper
½ package (12 oz) corn muffin mix
1/3 cup milk
1 egg

   Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
   Brown hamburger, celery, and onion in skillet.  Drain off grease.  Add beans, catchup, vinegar and chili pepper.  Heat thoroughly.  Pour into a casserole dish.  Combine muffin mix, milk, and egg.  Spread over top of baking pan.  Bake for 25 minutes in preheated oven.

Did someone say Tamale?