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Tamale Pie

A school cafeteria favorite from the 1950s.


  • 1 pound sausage
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • 1 (No. 2) can tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup melted margarine
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • Chopped ripe olives (optional)


  1. Brown sausage.
  2. Combine ingredients and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat, and add 2 cups yellow cornmeal.
  4. Bake in a greased casserole for 45 minutes at 350 degrees F.

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