Monday, March 21, 2011

Tamale Pie

When was the last time you had tamale pie?  It's been a really long time for me.  I don't know why. 
When I was growing up, this was my all time favorite thing my mom made.  I loved it when she served this for dinner! Well, this baby has gone back into my regular family dinner rotation!  This recipe is adapted from Texas Home Cooking.  Their version has green olives instead of the traditional black ones.  I love how that tweaks the taste memory of this dish.  The topping recipe of theirs used stiffened egg whites and was a whole lot more complicated than I was willing to put up with for a week night dinner.  It was good, but not significantly enough to make it worth it, so I went back to an original for a delicious, simple version; Better Homes and Gardens 1968 edition.


This recipe is at my new site. Hope to see you there :) I've posted a lot of new things.

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23 comments:

  1. This looks great! It's amazing how many different variations of tamale pies there are. I would love to try this one!

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  2. It's been a long time! I just mentioned my Daddy on a post about Jade ite coffee mugs and here I'm going to mention him again! He used to make this in a big cast iron skillet and it was so much better than anything I can come up with now! Makes me hungry to think about it! Hugs! ♥

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  3. Yum!! I have never had a tamale pie and am def going to try this one!!

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  4. This does sound yummy and I will give it a try. In making the topping, you say "add the butter", but I don't see butter in the recipe. How much should we add?

    Thanks for sharing,
    Barb

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  5. Thanks so much for catching the missing butter! I've amended the recipe. :)
    Kathleen

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  6. I've never had this, I have the turkey in the 'fridge, so I'm making it tomorrow!

    Thanks!

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  7. Oh my stars, this looks WONDERFUL.....Boy oh boy, sounds like I might have to make this this weekend! Hello! I'm your new follower!

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  8. Looks wonderful Kathy!!!!Perfect for a hectic work week!

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  9. I've made something similar with cornbread, but I don't think I've ever had a tamale pie.

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  10. Yes! Growing up my Mom made the BH&G Tamale Pie all the time and I absolutely love it. It's definitely a family favorite. This one looks delicious, but I do understand what you mean about the trouble of whipping the egg whites. Great post!

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  11. I have never had tamale pie. Boy have I missed out! This looks incredible and so easy.

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  12. Are you ready for this? I've never had a tamale pie!! Sure looks good, though!

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  13. I have never had tamale pie! It sounds wonderful. I like anything Tex Mex.

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  14. That looks good! My mom is wild about tamales, period. This is a nice variation of it. I gotta try it for her!

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  15. I made this today and it is really good. No beans in the house, so I left them out, and used a 14 oz. can of corn. It is yummy and easy to make. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Barb

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  16. Oh Barb I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for letting me know. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  17. I have never had tamale pie...shame on me!

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  18. You know, I don't think I've ever had tamale pie!

    My German mother wasn't very big on chilis...

    Anyway, I guess I can fix that problem right now...maybe tonight?

    xxoo,

    RMW

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  19. I have a recipe for a tamale bake and I love it! Total comfort food with so much less effort than actual tamales!!

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  20. I've never had tamale pie! But I sure love the sound of this! I'll have to try it out.

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