Friday, February 4, 2011

Family Recipe Friday: Grandma Madsen's Tamale Pie

Johanna Bruhns Madsen (1886-1965)
Welcome to another Family Recipe Friday! Today's recipe is from my maternal great grandmother, Johanna Bruhns Madsen (my mom's mom's mom). Grandma Madsen's Tamale Pie recipe has been passed down through the generations (I found this in my Great Aunt Rae's collection), and this yummy dish is still enjoyed at our family functions. I hope you'll enjoy it, too!
Grandma Madsen's Tamale Pie

1 lb. ground chuck
2 Tbls. olive oil
2 onions, diced
5 cloves garlic, smashed
4 slices bacon, diced
1 17-oz can cream-styled corn
1 16-oz can tomatoes, cut
1 cup ripe olives, chopped
1 Tbls. salt
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. chili powder
2 Tbls. La Victoria Salsa, medium heat (or your choice of salsa)
3 beaten eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup cornmeal

Saute in olive oil, ground chuck, bacon, garlic and onions. Mix and cook for 10 minutes, watching carefully.

Add corn, tomatoes, salsa, olives, salt, garlic powder and chili powder.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs, and add milk and cornmeal. Add to above ingredients and cook for another 15 minutes.

Combine in a casserole dish and bake for 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees.

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