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Slow-Cooker Tamale Pie

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Slow-Cooker Tamale Pie
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 5 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4
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Traditional tamales get a new wrap--golden corn muffin mix bakes in the slow cooker on top of the tamale filling.
Updated Oct 28, 2008

Ingredients

  • 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)

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    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

590 Calories, 24g Total Fat, 27g Protein, 65g Total Carbohydrate, 15g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
Calories from Fat
220
Total Fat
24g
38%
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Sodium
1310mg
55%
Potassium
680mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
65g
22%
Dietary Fiber
7g
28%
Sugars
15g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
30%
30%
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 Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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