Tamale Pie {made with real ingredients}

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
Author: DaNelle Wolford
A wholesome dish that is perfect for tamale lovers!



  1. Start by mixing the cornbread batter (combine cornmeal, honey, salt, baking powder, egg, butter, milk, corn, & green chilies.)
  2. Pour into lightly greased cast iron pan and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  3. While it's baking, prepare ground beef by chopping, then sauteing the onion in a pan with coconut oil.
  4. Add ground beef and cook until browned. Set aside.
  5. While the cornbread is finishing baking, make the homemade enchilada sauce by combining the oil, potato or corn starch, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, oregano, & broth in a saucepan and bringing it to a simmer/low boil.
  6. Once the cornbread is finished, remove from oven, then pour ground beef mixture over it and pour enchilada sauce on top of that. sprinkle with cheese and bake for an additional 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  7. When it's finished, add any garnishes like green onions, cilantro, avocados, tomatoes, or sour cream.

Recipe Notes

Potato starch will thicken at a lower temperature. With corn starch you will have to bring to a boil in order for it to thicken.