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tuesday tamale pie

Recipe by
Martha Moore
Hendersonville, NC

This is another of my go-to recipes to cook ahead for my lunchbox. It reheats wonderfully and can be frozen.

yield 6 - 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tuesday tamale pie

  • water
  • 1 to 2 c
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can
    red enchilada sauce
  • 1 can
    niblet corn, drained
  • 1 can
    black beans, drained
  • 1 - 2 c
    shredded cheeses*
  • 1 can
  • crushed tortilla chips

How To Make tuesday tamale pie

  • 1
    Use the directions on the bag for water to masa ratio. You want enough paste for a thin crust patted into a greased 13x9 casserole. I add a pinch or two of salt to the mix, too.
  • 2
    Brown ground beef. Add seasonings per taco mix packet reducing the water by half. Stir in on can of enchilada sauce. Remove from heat.
  • 3
    Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of crust. I use both cheddar and cotija but you can use a Mexican blend if you prefer. There's no wrong cheese!
  • 4
    Pour on beans and corn.
  • 5
    Layer meat on top of beans and corn.
  • 6
    Top by pouring the queso over the meat layer (yes... this is really cheesy!) Go as hot as you and your family likes. You can even add a jalapeno layer if you want.
  • (If your queso is too cold, just dollop on and don't worry about spreading it.)
    Top off with a generous amount of crushed tortilla chips.
  • 8
    Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until browned and bubbling.

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