Tamale Pie

Tamale Pie Recipe

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Original recipe was clipped from a can of chili beans many years ago.

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20 Min
20 Min


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1 lb
ground beef or turkey
small onion, chopped
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1-15 oz. can(s)
tomato puree
1-15 oz. can(s)
chili beans
1-4.5 oz. can(s)
chopped green chilies
1 pkg
taco seasoning mix
1-8.5 oz. pkg
corn muffin mix, prepared according to package directions
1 c
shredded cheddar cheese

How to Make Tamale Pie


  • 1In a large skillet, brown beef or turkey, onion, cumin and garlic powder. Drain any excess grease.
  • 2Add tomato puree, chili beans, chilies, and taco seasoning mix.
  • 3Cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  • 4Meanwhile, prepare muffin mix and stir in the shredded cheese.
  • 5Pour meat mixture in 2-qt. casserole. Spoon muffin mixture on top.
  • 6Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 400 degrees or until topping is browned.

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About Tamale Pie

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #tamale, #chili

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