Tamale Cheddar Beef Squares

Jane Whittaker


This came out of a little book titled Church Suppers, pil piblications.
I did add a number of things to tweak it a little.
I was thinking as I was making it that the addition of chorizo and pepper jack cheese wouild be very nice indeed, and next time I make it am going in that direction.


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15 Min
25 Min


  • 6 oz
    pkg of corn muffin and cornbread mix
  • 1/3 c
    2% milk
  • 1/4 c
    egg subsitute
  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil, divided
  • 1 small
    onion, diced
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 c
    frozen corn, (a can will do just as well )
  • 4 oz
    diced green chilis
  • 14 oz
    can mexican style stewed tomatoes
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    or more of cumin to your taste
  • 2 c
    grated cheddar
  • ·
    sour cream for topping
  • ·
    diced pickled jalepenos for topping

How to Make Tamale Cheddar Beef Squares


  1. Pre heat oven to 425°
    Spray a 12x9 inch baking dish with non stick spray
  2. In a bowl combine the cornmeal mix, milk, egg subsitute and 1 tablespoon of the oil
  3. Spread over the bottom of the prepared pan.
  4. With the remaining tablespoon of oil, saute onions and cook in a large saucier til translucent. Add garlic and cook a minute more.
  5. Crumble beef and cook until no longer pink.
  6. Mix together the tomatoes and cornstarch, add to beef.
  7. Stir in remaining ingredients using half of the cheddar. Add in 2 cansfulls of water using the chili can. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly
  8. Spoon beef mixture over cornmeal batter.
  9. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  10. Remove foil and cook and additional 10 minutes. Last minute or so add the reserved cheddar to melt over the top.
  11. Serve hot with sour cream and the jalepenos for toppers

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About Tamale Cheddar Beef Squares

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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