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Tamale Pie

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Traditional tamales get a new wrap--golden corn muffin mix bakes in the slow cooker on top of the tamale filling.
  Lean ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped (1 medium sized)
  Canned red kidney beans 2 Cup (32 tbs), rinsed (drained)
  Enchilada sauce 10 Ounce (Old El Paso®)
  Cornbread & muffin mix 6 1⁄2 Ounce (Betty Crocker®)
  Milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Margarine/Butter 2 Tablespoon, melted
  Egg 1
  Shredded colby-monterey jack cheese 2 Ounce (1/2 cup)
  Shredded colby monterey jack cheese 2 Ounce (1/2 cup)
  Canned chopped green chiles 4 1⁄2 Ounce (Old El Paso®)
  Sour cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Green onions 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped (4 medium sized)

1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in beans and enchilada sauce.
2. Place beef mixture in 3 1/2- to 4 1/2-quart slow cooker. In medium bowl, stir cornbread mix, milk, margarine and egg just until moistened (batter will be lumpy). Stir cheese and chiles into batter. Spoon over beef mixture in slow cooker.
3. Cover and cook on low heat setting 5 to 6 hours or until toothpick inserted in center of cornbread comes out clean. Serve with sour cream and green onions.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Better Buy
South American
Main Dish
Meaty, Cheesy
Slow Cooked
Holiday, Kids, Party
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
315 Minutes
Ready In: 
330 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 523 Calories from Fat 253

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.7%

Saturated Fat 10.2 g51.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 122.2 mg40.7%

Sodium 1444 mg60.2%

Total Carbohydrates 43 g14.4%

Dietary Fiber 3.2 g13%

Sugars 16.3 g

Protein 23 g46.8%

Vitamin A 117.7% Vitamin C 42.2%

Calcium 30% Iron 15.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Tamale Pie Recipe