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Tamale Pie Pronto Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Tamale Pie Pronto

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain fat. Stir in the tomatoes, corn, tomato sauce, chili beans, ketchup, onion, and chili powder. Mix well.
  3. Line the prepared pan with the biscuits, covering the bottom and the sides. Brush biscuits with vegetable oil; sprinkle evenly with cornmeal. Spoon the ground beef mixture into the biscuit-lined dish. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until biscuits are golden and the cheese is melted, about 25 minutes.
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May 10, 2010

Mmmmmm! Made a few changes. Along with the ingredients I also added some garlic powder, a can of diced green chiles and a large potato diced up very finely. Then I simmered the meat mixture on the stove for about 30 minutes to let the flavors really infuse. Instead of biscuits I used two boxes of good old Jiffy Cornbread batter (prepared according to directions) and spread it on the bottom of the pan. Then I spooned the meat mixture on top and added the cheese. Cooked for 40 minutes. This is wonderful! So easy to prepare and good comfort food. Thanks!

May 15, 2009

This recipe was really easy however I did make some changes to the formula. I used shredded chicken instead of beef, omited the chili beans, and used a can of french onion soup to cook the chicken in prior to shredding. Also used a bag variation of Bisquick biscuits (garlic/cheese) instead of pre-mades. We barely had enough for leftovers!!!

Jan 09, 2012

This was really good! I did sub 2 boxes of Jiffy Cornbread mix (prepared as per box) for the biscuits. I used Green Giant Mexican Style corn. I also added chopped chili peppers,cumin, and garlic powder to the recipe, kept everything else as is. Def will make again.

Oct 11, 2011

Very good! I used ground turkey, added carrots, and Jiffy cornbread mix(instead of biscuit dough)on top, no cheese. Seasoned with cumin and chili powder.

Jun 22, 2010

I used diced chicken vs ground beef just because that is what I had thawed. I subbed in a can of Rotel for the regular can of chopped tomatoes since I love the flavor/spice but I did totally leave out the ketchup. I just didn’t think it belonged for my taste. Very good! I will make this again!! Thank you for a great recipe!

Jun 13, 2012

This was soooo YUMMY!! I did make a few changes but nothing to crazy it would alter it all that much: I made the ground beef added some spices, added canned black beans ( instead of Chili... cause I did not have any ) canned corn and Rotel tomatoes with green chillis ( instead of the chopped tomatoes ) and still added the canned tomatoe sauce. I did not add the biscuits as bottom crust I added it as a Top crust, ( cause honestly I did not read it correctly and was cooking in a hurry) But it was pretty close to one of the best casserole dishes I have ever made!! maybe next time I'll make it as it says to, Chilli beans sound yummy too! Kids love it!! with a dollop of Sour cream Oh So Good!! KEEPER!!

Feb 08, 2012

Biscuits were still doughy after 25 minutes, but cheese was browned.

Dec 23, 2010

Made this for dinner tonight, and it was great! Nothing fancy, but super quick and easy...definitely good on a cold night (the few we have in Florida!). I varied just a little bit after reading other reviews - substituted a can of diced tomatoes and green chiles for the chopped tomatoes, added a little garlic powder, cumin, and a touch of cayenne. We will most definitely be keeping this recipe on hand, thanks for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 815 kcal
  • 41%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62.3 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 124 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 45.5 g
  • 70%
  • Fiber
  • 5.6 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 42.5 g
  • 85%
  • Sodium
  • 1779 mg
  • 71%

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

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