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Tamale Casserole

"Kathleen Reid knows how to heat up dinnertime at her Petaluma, California home. Her family-pleasing main course is guaranteed to put a little kick in your menu, too."
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50 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook beef and jalapeno over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the corn, tomatoes, milk, cornmeal, chilies, olives, egg whites and taco seasoning until blended. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve with salsa.

Footnotes

  • When cutting or seeding hot peppers, use rubber or plastic gloves to protect your hands. Avoid touching your face.
  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 piece with 2 tablespoons salsa) equals 308 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 839 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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The flavors in this were really nice, but the texture came out a little mushier than I had expected. I don't know if I needed to bake it longer perhaps, or if it that mushy tamale texture was ho...

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I made this exactly as the recipe called for. I was very underwhelmed. The taste was ok, not amazing or anything. The problem was the looks of the thing, and the texture. The texture was mushy,...

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The flavors in this were really nice, but the texture came out a little mushier than I had expected. I don't know if I needed to bake it longer perhaps, or if it that mushy tamale texture was ho...

Yummy! Much easier to make than tamales and still the great taste. I changed the recipe around a little by adding cheese to the inside and some extra veggies like scallion and poblano pepper t...

This was a hit for my family. I went pretty much by recipe except I used fresh tomatoes instead of canned because i just dont eat canned food. I also used a quarter of the the jalepeno thinking...

My husband and I really enjoyed this casserole. My husband even called it comfort food (which I think says a lot considering he just had surgery less than a week ago).We didn’t at all experience...

This was very good. I used 1 entire egg instead of the 2 egg whites and ground turkey instead of beef. Really good. A nice use of homemade salsa and jalapenos from the garden and inexpensive cor...

I haven't actually tried this yet, rated it by accident and don't know how to delete the rating, only how to edit it so gave it 5 stars in my idea of fairness. Sorry.

I agree that the consistency was a bit unusual, but thought it tasted great. Next time I would throw in some onion and garlic with the "meat" (I actually used a vegetarian meat substitute). Or m...

SO good!! Big hit and provided excellent lunch leftovers!! I mixed in 1/2 cup of my homemade salsa as well as serving with salsa and sour cream.

This is one of my new favorite recipes. So easy to make with such a great flavor. I too used Taco Seasonings l and added cayenne pepper. I cannot wait for leftovers tonight!