~ Spicy Tamale Casserole ~

Cassie *


A recipe given to me years ago, that I've doctored up to suit my family. Make as spicy as you prefer. Ours is very spicy as the jalapeno's I use are quite hot. This casserole is pretty simple and if you have a large enough, oven proof skillet, you can bake it in that, to save extra dirtied dishes. Delicious!


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10 - 12 pieces
15 Min
35 Min


1 lb
ground beef
1/2 - 3/4 pkg
taco seasoning or to taste
1/2 tsp
each - chili powder & cumin
chopped, onion
2 - 3
jalapeno's , chopped - i used 2 jumbo jalapenos and they're quite hot - seeds also - add to your liking
3 clove
garlic minced
1/2 c
beef broth
2 c
drained, canned corn
16 oz
diced tomatoes and juice
1 small
can sliced black olives, drained
2 c
1 c
yellow corn meal
3/4 tsp
2 1/2 c
fresh shredded, cheddar cheese


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1Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

In a large skillet over medium heat, add a couple tablespoons oil. Saute onions, garlic and peppers until tender.

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2Now, crumble the ground beef into the skillet and cook until no longer pink. Stirring occasionally. Drain any grease and return to pan.

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3Add the seasonings, tomatoes, broth, corn, olives and simmer for 10 minutes.

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4While meat mixture simmers, bring 2 cups water to a boil, add salt and slowly add the corn meal, whisking quickly as you add. Once thoroughly combined...stir this mixture into eat mixture.

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5Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray.

Spread mixture into dish and spread cheese evenly on top.

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6Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until golden and bubbly around the edges.

I leave it set up for 10 - 15 minutes before cutting.

Can serve with condiments of your choosing. Sour cream, green onions is delicious with this yummy casserole.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican