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Easy Tamale Pie

easy tamale pie Entree
Easy Tamale Pie
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 6

This Easy Tamale Pie will make a great weeknight meal. MORE+ LESS-

August 28, 2018

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
can (10 oz) Old El Paso™ medium red enchilada sauce
2
cans (4.5 oz each) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1
teaspoon chili powder
1 1/2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
1
box (8.5 oz) corn muffin mix
Milk and egg called for on muffin mix box

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In 10-inch ovenproof skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in enchilada sauce, 1 can of the green chiles and the chili powder. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, make corn muffin batter as directed on box. Stir in remaining 1 can green chiles and remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Spoon batter evenly over beef mixture.
  • 3
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • Make it fresh! Top with diced tomatoes, sliced green onions, fresh cilantro leaves, sour cream and pico de gallo or salsa, if desired.
  • Add a fresh green salad to round out your meal.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
11g
56%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
110mg
36%
Sodium
960mg
40%
Potassium
200mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Did you know that tamales have been around since 7,000 BC? The word tamale comes, via the Spanish word tamal, from Nahuatl, the main language spoken at the height of the Aztec empire in central Mexico. Other names this traditional dish include “zacahuil” (Veracruz), “pibs” (the Yucatan), “hallaquitas” (Venezuela) and “humitas” (used from Ecuador south to Argentina and Chile). Whatever you may call it, the recipe is largely the same: a body of corn dough, wrapped in a corn husk or banana leaf and steamed until cooked. Making tamales in the traditional way can be very labor-intensive. For instance, one Oaxacan-style recipe contains more than 120 discrete steps—that’s a lot of time! Luckily, this tamale pie WAY easier. It has just seven ingredients and comes together in under an hour. Now that you see pie is more than just a dessert, you can check out all of our pie recipes for every meal, from meaty pot pies to fruit-filled sweets.

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