Tamale Pie

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Appears in
The Kick Diabetes Cookbook

By Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina

Published 2018

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This is a tasty dish of Mexican-Spanish origin. Although any cornmeal will work for this recipe, we use coarsely ground whole-grain cornmeal because it’s unrefined and retains the hull and germ. This means more nutrients and a lower glycemic index!



  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons (30


To make the filling, put the onion, bell pepper, water, and garlic in a large saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add the beans, tomatoes, corn, tomato sauce, olives, cornmeal, chili powder, and paprika and stir to combine. Increase the heat to mediumhigh and bring to a boil. Decrease the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook, stirring occasionall