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
  • 1
    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


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