Not-So-Pretty Tamale Pie


Not sure what to say except interesting and delicious. My daughter, Caroline, pretty much summed it up when she said the Tamale Pie was like a Mexican pot pie. 


The filling was flavorful and hearty made with jalapeño, pablano and red bell peppers, beef, beans, tomatoes, onions and garlic.  Of course the spices were generous too…chili powder,  cumin, kosher salt and black pepper.



             Yes, I’m a messy cook. Who isn’t when you’ve got a small kitchen?

Have you ever heard of Masa? I hadn’t. It is a Mexican cornmeal that is ground very finely.  The pie crust is made with masa and some other yummy ingredients  like butter, shortening, and chicken broth. I didn’t think I would like it but I was pleasantly surprised by the corn flavor.

If you are interested in getting the recipe, go to

Ole, ole!  

About theneatandeatlife

Wife, Mother of 3, Nana to one beautiful grandson, Early Childhood Professional, Lover of dogs (especially dachshunds), Professional Organizer, Musician and now a small business owner of Pellows-handmade pillows. I firmly believe in my tag above, that everyone has something to offer the world and after being on this planet for over half a century, I’d like to share my offerings.
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