Top 10 Amazing Ways to make a Tamale pie

Top 10 Amazing Ways to make a Tamale pie
Top 10 Amazing Ways to make a Tamale pie

So let us get the main question out of the way: What is a Tamale Pie? It’s a sort of pie and casserole dish rolled into one and is mostly the cuisine of the Southwestern United States. It’s a family comfort food and each family seems to have its own way of making it. But there are what I believe are ten of the very best recipes for it…


Top 10 Amazing Ways to make a Tamale pie


 

Traditional Tamale Pie
Traditional Tamale Pie

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This recipe is probably the original one from the early 1900’s and could well be the same one that originated in Texas. If you have never tried Tamale pie before, this is the recipe to start with.

Skillet Tamale Pie
Skillet Tamale Pie

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A Skillet pie is often something that you would associate with dessert pies, but this recipe is no recipe, it’s a dinner time treat for the whole family.

Pork Tamale Pie
Pork Tamale Pie

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We will come to see various meat-filled recipes in this post (the way I think a dinner pie should be) but pork is not one I expected to see.

Turkey Tamale Pie
Turkey Tamale Pie

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This is one recipe that keeps it healthy without compromising on taste. This could be the perfect use for that left-over turkey from Sunday meals.

Stove-Top Tamale Pie
Stove-Top Tamale Pie

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While most other Tamale pie recipes are oven cooked, this one really turns the recipe on its side and cooks it on the stove top! How does the crust cook I hear you ask? You will just have to find out yourself by making it.

Chicken Tamale Pie
Chicken Tamale Pie

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When most of the Tamale pie recipes I found were vegetarian it is nice to come across one that mixes it up a bit with a touch of chicken to make the pie even more filling than it might have been.

Mexican Tamale Pie
Mexican Tamale Pie

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With its black bean filling this very alternative recipe gives a slight Mexican twist to the classic American recipe.

Sweet Tamale Pie
Sweet Tamale Pie

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While it might be called ‘sweet’ this recipe isn’t over sweet and still make a great dinner or lunch box filler.

Cornbread Tamale Pie
Cornbread Tamale Pie

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While this recipe might sound harder to make than a simple pastry topping of the pie, you would be surprised at just how easy this recipe is.

Two-Bean Tomatillo Tamale Pie
Two-Bean Tomatillo Tamale Pie

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This tasty looking recipe might well become a new and very filling family favourite. With its prepared tomatillo salsa delivers tangy, delicious flavours it is the perfect vegetarian friendly family meal.