Recipe by Gwendelyn Robinson Grizzle
"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."
Hmm. None of these ingredients are on sale today.
Show ingredients on sale
Sort stores by
Save money at local stores when ingredients are on sale!
Watch video tips and tricks
ground black pepper
2 (15 ounce) cans
pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 (15 ounce) cans
1 (15 ounce) can
1 (6 ounce) box
egg, lightly beaten
shredded Cheddar cheese
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.
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.
I made this and it was a HIT with my family!1 I added diced jalapenos for a little spice and they loved it!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Easy Tamale Casserole
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 189
With our 2,700+ chicken breast recipes, you'll never serve the same old chicken again.
The firm, juicy texture of zucchini make them a perfect side to toss on the grill.
Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!
Favorite taco ingredients turned into a baked casserole.
See how to make an easy, tasty Mexican casserole.
This incredibly simple tuna casserole uses just five ingredients.