Perfect Tamale Pie Recipe

The Perfect Tamale Pie Recipe - Easy to Make and Gluten Free! | ASpicyPerspective.comThis is the Perfect Tamale Pie Recipe for tamale lovers… Without the patience to make authentic tamales.

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A friend of mine moved to the US from Mexico about 15 years ago. Every time I see her, she has just made some sort of amazing dish that reminds her of home, and she always brings me a taste.

When talking with her one day, she told me she loved tamales, but almost never got to eat them. This surprised me, with all the traditional Mexican cooking coming out of her kitchen.

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Want to know why?

Tamale making is a ridiculously daunting process. She explained no one (at least in Mexico) makes a few tamales. It’s just not worth the time and effort.

If you are going to make tamales, you get several family members together and make dozens, even hundreds, of tamales to be frozen and eaten throughout the coming months.

She said her mother sends her tamales in the mail whenever her extended family has made a large batch, but that is only once or twice a year.

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Seriously?!

I’ve made tamales before, but thinking back, she’s right. It was such an ordeal, I haven’t made them in years.

MY OTHER RECIPES

But you know what I have made? This Perfect Tamale Pie Recipe.

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What I lovingly call my Perfect Tamale Pie Recipe is not authentic in the least.

However it is quick to prep, easy to assemble, gluten free, and offers the essence of good tamales.

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You’ve got a spiced meaty filling.

You’ve got a masa (corn flour) coating, that bakes into a pillowy tamale-like top.

You’ve got less supplies involved, less cleanup, and much less cook time.

That means, you’ve got one heck of a family dinner without going to all the trouble of making real tamales.

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To me, that is more than enough reason to skip the traditional method of tamale making, and make a tamale pie that mimics that flavor of tamales, in a pot-pie form.

Sneaky, right?

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Plus, this Perfect Tamale Pie Recipe makes two pies, so you can enjoy one for dinner tonight and save one as a freezer meal, just like with real tamales. *wink*

My friend shook her head at me when I told her about my perfect tamale pie recipe. Yet once she tasted it, she changed her tune.

After all, time-consuming doesn’t always mean better.

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7 comments on “Perfect Tamale Pie Recipe

  1. Emily @ Life on Foodposted October 12, 2016 at 8:22 am Reply

    This looks so warm and comforting!

  2. Maria Lichtyposted October 12, 2016 at 9:44 am Reply

    Great way to satisfy a tamale craving!

    Rating: 5
  3. cookbook queenposted October 12, 2016 at 10:25 am Reply

    I’ve looked into making my own tamales and it’s SUCH a daunting process — I can’t wait to try this instead!!

  4. Pegposted October 12, 2016 at 10:54 am Reply

    I am a very big fan of Mexican food so I can’t wait to try this! Keep the great recipes coming!

  5. Gaby Dalkinposted October 12, 2016 at 6:53 pm Reply

    Looks like such a warm and comfy dinner for fall time!

  6. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted October 13, 2016 at 11:14 am Reply

    Nice tamale pie!

    Rating: 5
  7. Julie | Table for Twoposted October 14, 2016 at 4:59 pm Reply

    i haven’t had a great tamale pie in forever! i’m going to need to make this!