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Oklahoma Tamale Casserole Recipe
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Oklahoma Tamale Casserole

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"I made this for New Year's Eve Dinner 2003 and my family gobbled it up! It combines chicken, beef tamales, and tomatoes! Yummy!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, fry the bacon until evenly brown and crisp. Drain, crumble, and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 4 quart casserole dish.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the tamales, chicken, corn, tomatoes, raisins, and olives. Season with chili powder and salt. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish. Dot with butter. In a separate bowl, mix the chicken broth and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the casserole.
  4. Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven. Top with Cheddar cheese, and continue baking 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.
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Dec 18, 2007

I've made this recipe several times and it's always a hit. The mix of all the different flavors is a tasty combo. To keep the top from drying out and the bottom from being too soupy, take out and stir 2-3 times during baking. Also, I leave out the bacon since the instructions do not say what to do with it.

Mar 06, 2007

My family did not enjoy this dish.


6 Ratings

Dec 15, 2011

Deeeelish! If you're a tamale lover that is ;) Pretty much like the enchilada pie to enchiladas. Me and the hubby added some jalapenos to the mix (because we love jalapenos) and it turned out fantastic! A simple recipe with a great taste :) Thanks!

Dec 14, 2012

It looks good, and it sounded good, but was really nothing special. Since I dislike chopping up chicken, I'd have to say not really worth it for me. But it was OK. I left out the olives since I don't care for them, and also the raisins. I put the bacon on top just before adding the chicken broth. It does need to be cooked until the liquid is almost gone, but the cheese doesn't need anything like 15 extra minutes.

Dec 22, 2011

My kids really love this. To please them, I replace the green olives with black olives and omit the raisins, we are not big on raisins, turns out great!!! I have also added a little onion powder too.


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  • Calories
  • 617 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 123 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 35.3 g
  • 54%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 35.1 g
  • 70%
  • Sodium
  • 1445 mg
  • 58%

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

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