Chili-Tamale Pie

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

This recipe grew out of trying to copy "Hamburger Helper" meals because I didn't want to buy the processed mix. I still get requests for it from family.

You can also add a can of drained black beans or pinto beans to the beef before putting on the corn muffin mix. Gives more protein and stretches the dish.


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Serves:

5-6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
ground beef, lean
1 c
chopped onion
1 can(s)
ro-tel diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 Tbsp
chili powder (more or less)
1
envelope corn muffin mix (or mix your own)
1/2 c
grated monterey jack cheese
milk for corn muffin mix

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Use a heavy, oven-proof skillet. I used a cast iron one. Preheat oven to temperature specified on corn muffin mix.
2
Brown beef and onion in the skillet over medium-high heat. Pour off any fat. Stir in Ro-Tel and chili powder. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until sauce is reduced and thick.
3
Mix corn muffin mix using the milk for the liquid, and stir in the grated cheese. Spread mixture on top of the beef in the skillet.
4
Bake casserole for time specified on muffin mix, usually 20-25 minutes. Allow to sit 5-10 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy