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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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can cream-style corn

  • 1 (6 ounce) box cornbread mix

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

515 Calories
21g Fat
57g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 515
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 1403mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 19mg 93%
Calcium 254mg 20%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 846mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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