Slow-Cooker Tamale Pie

Slow-Cooker Tamale Pie

Traditional tamales get a new wrap--golden corn muffin mix bakes in the slow cooker on top of the tamale filling.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

5:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

4

servings

1/2
pound lean ground beef
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cups Progresso® red kidney beans (from 19-oz can), drained, rinsed
1
can (10 ounces) Old El Paso® enchilada sauce
1
pouch (6.5 ounces) Betty Crocker® cornbread & muffin mix
1/3
cup milk
2
tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
1
egg
1/2
cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese (2 ounces)
1
can (4.5 ounces) Old El Paso® chopped green chiles, undrained
1/4
cup sour cream
4
medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)
  1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in beans and enchilada sauce.
  2. Place beef mixture in 3 1/2- to 4 1/2-quart slow cooker. In medium bowl, stir cornbread mix, milk, margarine and egg just until moistened (batter will be lumpy). Stir cheese and chiles into batter. Spoon over beef mixture in slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat setting 5 to 6 hours or until toothpick inserted in center of cornbread comes out clean. Serve with sour cream and green onions.
Makes 4 servings
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Success
Although the cornbread won't brown like traditional baked cornbread, it will darken as the tamale mixture soaks into the cornbread mixture. To be sure the cornbread is done, test with a toothpick toward the end of the cook time. If it comes out clean, it's done.
Did You Know
Traditional tamales have a cornmeal dough rolled around a spicy meat or sweet filling and are then wrapped in corn husks or foil before being steamed. This pie uses tamale ingredients--with a twist.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 590
    • (Calories from Fat 220),
  • Total Fat 24g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 2 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 115mg;
  • Sodium 1310mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 65g
    • (Dietary Fiber 7g,
    • Sugars 15g),
  • Protein 27g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.