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Hot Tamale Pie


Main Dishes

One-Dish Meals



1 large onion, chopped
11⁄2 pounds ground beef
2 cans condensed tomato soup (plus 1 can of water)
1 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
3 heaping tablespoons chili powder
3⁄4 cup black olives, chopped
3⁄4 cup whole kernel corn


1 cup self-rising cornmeal
1⁄2 stick margarine
1 egg
1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
3⁄4 cup buttermilk or milk (enough to make batter soft)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Brown onion and beef in 1 tablespoon hot oil. Add remaining pie ingredients. Pour into a greased 8 x 8-inch deep baking dish. Cover and bake for 1½ hours. Remove from the oven; add topping mixture. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes.

Recipe pulled from “Miss Juanita’s Delta Cuisine,” the featured Cookbook in the June 2019 Issue of Today in Mississippi. The cookbook was published by Sartoris Literary Group in Brandon. Visit or to order a copy.

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