~ 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
  • 1
    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
  • dried

How to Make ~ Spicy Tamale Casserole ~


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

    In a large skillet over medium heat, add a couple tablespoons oil. Saute onions, garlic and peppers until tender.
  2. Now, crumble the ground beef into the skillet and cook until no longer pink. Stirring occasionally. Drain any grease and return to pan.
  3. Add the seasonings, tomatoes, broth, corn, olives and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. While 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.
  5. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray.

    Spread mixture into dish and spread cheese evenly on top.
  6. Bake 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.

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About ~ Spicy Tamale Casserole ~

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican

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