Add some Deep Ellum flavor to your tamale pie when you incorporate Dallas Blonde American Blonde Ale into this hearty, slightly spicy dish.

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup onion, chopped
1 ½ tsp chili powder
1 ½ lbs ground beef
1 ½ cups corn kernels
14 oz can diced tomatoes
4 oz can green chiles
1 cup Dallas Blonde American Blonde Ale
15 oz cornbread mix, prepared according to directions
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Heat olive oil in a large 10-inch or 12-inch* oven safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onions and chili powder. Cook until onions start to soften, about 3-4 minutes. Add ground beef and season with salt and pepper to taste. Break up ground beef with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Cook until nicely browned. Spoon off any excess fat.
2. Add corn, tomatoes, and chiles. Season. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add Dallas Blonde and stir, simmering for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
3. Make cornbread mix according to directions. Pour over meat mixture and spread evenly. Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cornbread comes out clean.

*The larger the skillet, the shallower the cornbread and filling layers. You can also make the tamale pie in a buttered pie pan.

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