Dutch Oven Tamale Pie

It seems like Dutch Oven Mexican food is very popular.  I've found it easy and convenient and tasty to cook in a Dutch oven.  This recipe is more tamale like than the Dutch Oven Taco dishes I've shared.  I hope you enjoy it.

Dutch Oven Tamale Pie
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Recipe type: Dutch Oven
  • 3 Lb. Ground Beef
  • 4 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 16 Ounces Red or Green Pepper, diced (canned or fresh)
  • 1 can tomatoes, 28 oz
  • 1 Cup stuffed green olives (or black olives), coarsely chopped
  • 1½ Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 Packages corn muffin mix (7-8 ounces each package)
  • 1 can cream corn (15 oz)
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 8 Ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Brown ground beef in 12" Dutch Oven, drain excess fat off.
  2. Add garlic, onion and green pepper and saute' 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add tomatoes, olives, chili powder, salt and pepper and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. In a bowl stir together muffin mix, corn, cheese and milk until evenly moistened.
  5. Spoon over ground beef mixture.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 25 minutes. This would be with about 12 coals underneath the Dutch oven and 18 on top.



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