Before I came along, my brother and sister lived in El Paso, Texas, with my mother. Across the border is the Ciudad de Juárez, the most populous city in the Mexican State of Chihuahua (oh, how we miss sweet Stella). My mother loved Tamale Pie. She made it often and told me she learned the recipe while living in this border town. Some food historians believe this casserole originated from this part of Texas.
Corn is hitting the height of its summer season, and this is an excellent way to share the bounty. I give Maxine Wolosz’s version with this link.