Tamale Pie is a great tasting casserole full of southwestern flavor. You have green chili, chili powder, corn, garlic, and black olives just to name a few ingredients that make this casserole delicious. This recipe is very easy to prepare. All of the ingredients except the cheese are combined together and baked for about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with cheese and bake for about 5 more minutes and dinner is done. Perfect for large gatherings or when you need something easy and quick for the family.
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Stir together milk and cornmeal; set aside. 2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add beef to skillet and break the beef up as it cooks. Cook until all pink is gone. Add garlic, onion powder, and green chile. Cook until fragrant about 30 seconds. 3. Stir beef mixture into cornmeal mixture. Stir in tomato sauce, corn, olives,chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Transfer to a lightly greased 13x9inch glass or ceramic baking dish. 4. Bake in preheated oven until set and well browned around edges, 55 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from oven; sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven, and bake until cheese melts, 3 to 4 minutes. If desired, top servings with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with cilantro. Serves 8