Try this easy tamale pie recipe the next time you're in need of a new way to use ground beef. Peppered with Mexican spices and topped with a cornbread-inspired mix, this tamale pie casserole recipe is sure to satisfy.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium heat until meat is brown and onion is tender; drain off fat. Stir in soup, tomato sauce, corn, olives, chili powder, and pepper. Bring just to boiling. Transfer to an ungreased 2-quart square baking dish; set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, and oil. Add to cornmeal mixture; stir just until batter is smooth. If desired, fold in cheese. Spread over hot meat mixture in baking dish.
Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Makes 6 to 8 servings.