This tamale casserole is scrumptious and it it very simple to make. The casserole does not take a long time to bake and you can expect to be done with everything in about 2 hours. All you need is a few common ingredients found at just about every store and supermarket.

Tamale Casserole Recipe:

  1. Combine corn meal, milk, salt, chili powder, garlic salt, pepper and cayenne in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  3. Mix well together.
  4. Cook over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Fry the bacon until crisp.
  6. Remove all but 1 tablespoon bacon fat from the frying pan.
  7. Add the onion and green pepper.
  8. Cook until tender whilst stirring occasionally.
  9. Add ground beef and brown.
  10. Combine meat mixture, corn, bacon and olives with the cooked corn meal mixture.
  11. Pour into 2 quarts casserole.
  12. Top with cheese.
  13. Bake in a slow oven at 300ºF for 1 1/2 hours.

List of ingredients required

  • 1/2 cup yellow corn meal.
  • 2 cups milk.
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons salt.
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder.
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt.
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  • Dash of cayenne.
  • 2 cups canned tomatoes.
  • 1/2 cup canned tomato juice.
  • 4 slices bacon, cut in small pieces.
  • 1 medium onion, diced.
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, diced.
  • 1 pound ground beef.
  • 1 cup canned whole kernel corn.
  • 3/4 cup ripe olives, coarsely chopped.
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese.