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Stovetop Tamale Pie

Stovetop Tamale Pie

87 Ratings
87 Ratings
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Stovetop Tamale Pie in a skillet
Makes: 4 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

One skillet beef and bean tamale pie that cooks on the stovetop. For an extra kick, add your favorite hot sauce to this tasty tamale pie.

Ingredients

Quick Chili:
  • 1/2 pound ground beef, 90% lean
  • 1 can kidney beans, low-sodium (15 1/2 ounce, drain and save liquid)
  • 1/3 cup of bean liquid
  • 1 cup tomato purée (canned)
  • 1 tablespoon onion (minced)
  • 1/8 tablespoon chili powder
Tamale Pie:
  • 1 can whole kernel corn (15 ounces, not drained)
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 1/4 cups cold water
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder

Directions

Prepare Chili:

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Cook beef in hot skillet until lightly browned. Drain off fat.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 10 minutes.

Prepare Tamale Pie:

  1. Place chili in a 10-inch skillet. Stir in corn. Heat thoroughly.
  2. As chili heats, mix cornmeal and salt with water in a sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  3. Spread cornmeal mixture over hot chili to form a crust. Sprinkle with chili powder.
  4. Cover and cook over low heat, with lid slightly ajar, until topping is set, about 10 minutes.

Optional - Top with light sour cream or low-fat yogurt.

Notes

Learn more about:

Source:

University of Illinois Extension Service

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe (387g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 349
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Sodium 679 mg
Carbohydrates 52 g
Dietary Fiber 10 g
Total Sugars 9 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 21 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 64 mg
Iron 4 mg
Potassium 840 mg

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Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 349
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.2 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 37 mg
Carbohydrates 52 g
Dietary Fiber 10 g
Total Sugars 9 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 21 g
Minerals
Calcium 64 mg
Potassium 840 mg
Sodium 679 mg
Copper 338 mcg
Iron 4 mg
Magnesium 89 mg
Phosphorus 319 mg
Selenium 14 mcg
Zinc 4 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 29 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.5 mg
Vitamin B12 1.3 mg
Vitamin C 4 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 2 mg
Vitamin K 14 mcg
Folate 80 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.3 mg
Niacin 7 mg
Choline 98 mg

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Please note: nutrient values are subject to change as data is updated

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1 1/2 cups
Grains 1 ounces
Protein Foods 4 ounces

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Very bland. We added garlic, cumin, oregano, and black pepper, and used pinto beans with jalapeno -- it helped a lot!
01/18/08
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