Easy Tamale Casserole Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Tamale Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Easy Tamale Casserole

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"My mom liked to make the Hamburger Helper® version of this recipe. When I moved to another state, I could not find it, so I came up with this. Memories of home. My hubby likes for me to spice this up sometimes, so I will use a 14-ounce can of tomatoes and green chiles in it or just use a Mexican-style cornbread mix sometimes."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Season beef with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir onion into the ground beef; cook and stir for 1 minute and immediately remove skillet from heat.
  4. Stir pinto beans and crushed tomatoes into the beef mixture.
  5. Beat cream-style corn, cornbread mix, and egg together in a bowl until smooth; spread over the top of the ground beef mixture in the skillet. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the corn mixture.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is melted and the cornbread is set in the middle, about 25 minutes.
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Jan 10, 2015

I added chili powder and cumin to the meat and onion mixture (and cooked the beef and onions together). I had to put mine in a 9x13 pan since my cast iron was not large enough to hold everything. Overall this was a good recipe - easy to adjust the spiciness / seasonings to your tastes. We used Jiffy cornbread mix and found the sweetness of the mixture was a little bit of an odd combination with the rest of the flavors in the dish - so I would just use one without so much sugar in the mix next time I think.

Aug 16, 2015

Thank You! This was just what I was looking for! Perfect for those who don't care for 'too spicy' and easy to adjust for those who do. This is a keeper for me quick to prepare as well.


4 Ratings

May 27, 2015

I found it was simple enough but the result was just "okay". Not something I would prepare when having company over. Note: Drain tomatoes - otherwise too wet at the bottom. On the bright side, I was able to use gluten free cornbread mix and it worked fine. I also felt like it needed more than one cup of cheese sprinkled on top.

Apr 18, 2015

I made this and it was a HIT with my family!1 I added diced jalapenos for a little spice and they loved it!!


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  • Calories
  • 515 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.5 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 21 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 9 g
  • 36%
  • Protein
  • 27.9 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 1403 mg
  • 56%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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