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Black Bean Tamale Bake

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"A version of a few of my favorite Mexican-flavored dishes combined and cooked in one skillet."
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1 h 40 m servings 264
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet until shimmering. Add onion, green pepper, and salt. Cook and stir until soft, about 5 minutes. Add ground chuck and garlic; cook until meat is browned, about 5 minutes. Drain fat if desired. Add beans, chile cooking sauce, and tomatoes. Cook until sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.
  3. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add cornmeal and salt; cook until thick and creamy, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add corn, Monterey Jack cheese, and jalapeno. Stir well and spread over meat mixture.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden and filling is bubbling, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 264 calories; 12.4 25.2 13.8 30 637 Full nutrition

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First of all, I always read the comments to look for variations on the recipe. I don't think cooking is a science, where you must follow the recipe precisely, but more of an art. I made this la...

Turned out great. Used a large cast iron skillet. Corn meal topping was not spreadable and insufficient ton

This recipe is very good with the exception of the topping. I think when I make it again I will make a cornbread topping and put on it.