Sirloin Steak Tamale Pie

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Dec. 16, 2016

Betty demonstrates how to make Sirloin Steak Tamale Pie. This is a casserole that has a chili base, a middle layer of sharp Cheddar cheese, and a topping of crunchy cornbread. It is great for chilly days!


Chili base:
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Onion 1 Small , chopped
Green bell pepper 1 Small , chopped
Jalapeno pepper 1 , minced
Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm) , minced
Sirloin steak 1 1/2 Pound , seasoned with salt, cooked, and cubed or shredded
Diced tomatoes 14 1/2 Ounce (((undrained)))
Pinto beans 31 Ounce (((undrained)))
Chili powder 3 Tablespoon
Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
Brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
Cheese layer:
Cheddar cheese 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) , grated
Cornbread layer:
Yellow cornmeal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
All purpose flour 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
Sugar 1 Tablespoon
Salt 1 Pinch
Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
Milk 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
Eggs 2
Melted butter 3 Tablespoon
Frozen kernel corn 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cooking oil spray 2 Tablespoon



1. For the chili base, heat olive oil in deep skillet.

2. Add onion, green pepper, jalapeno pepper, and garlic.

3. Saute over low to medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add cooked sirloin steak (or ground beef) and heat through.

4. Add tomatoes, pinto beans, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and brown sugar. Simmer for 20 minutes.

5. Taste for salt, and add salt, if needed.

6. For the cornbread topping, combine yellow cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, milk, eggs, melted butter, and kernel corn in a large bowl. Stir until smooth.

7. To assemble Tamale Pie, pour the chili mixture into the bottom of a 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking oil spray.

8. Sprinkle shredded Cheddar cheese evenly over top of chili.

9. Spoon cornbread batter over the top and smooth toward all edges.

10. Bake at 375 degrees (F) until brown and bubbly, about 15 to 20 minutes.


11. Serve while hot. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1299Calories from Fat 413

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g70.8%

Saturated Fat 19 g95%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 700 mg29.17%

Total Carbohydrates 150 g50%

Dietary Fiber 30 g120%

Sugars 18 g

Protein 73 g146%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet