Tamale Bake

Recipe Submitted by sherinova ..|.. Category: Casseroles

I pulled this meal together tonight. It turned out pretty good, so thought I'd share. Sorry, my measurements are not very precise.


  • 1- 1 1/2lb ground meat
  • 1 can diced green chilies, not drained
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can pinto beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1/2 - 2/3 C beef broth w/about a tablespoon of cornstarch
  • grated cheese
  • onion powder
  • garlic salt
  • S&P
  • your favorite cornbread recipe (I use the BreadBecker's cornbread recipe)
  • butter


Cook & drain your meat, making sure it's a fine texture. Season w/onion powder & garlic salt, salt & pepper to your taste. Mix in the can of green chilies. Spoon into your baking dish or keep it in your skillet (if it's ovenproof). Layer the pinto beans & then the grated cheese. Make your cornbread mix & stir in about 1/2 of the corn*. Pour your beef broth & cornstarch over the layers and top off w/the cornbread mixture. I suggest leaving a hole in the center since this is the last part to cook and can sometimes be gooey. Cook until bubbly & the cornbread is lightly browned). Set the time & temp according to the cornbread directions. Butter the top & let sit about 5 minutes before spooning onto your dinner plates.
*you can add the other half of the corn to the meat mixture, but I didn't think about adding corn until the last minute.

Recipe from Homeschoolforms.com, Site Maintained by Donna Young, of DonnaYoung.org