Tamale Pies


Bake these corn muffin-topped beef casseroles in individual portions so everyone gets his or her fair share of the Mexican dinner recipe.

Tamale Pies
Photo: Andy Lyons
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 pound tomatoes, chopped

  • ½ cup pitted olives (such as green, ripe, Kalamata, and/or Nicoise), coarsely chopped

  • ¼ cup water

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 8.5 ounce package corn muffin mix

  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 ounces)

  • Pitted olives, coarsely chopped tomatoes, and cilantro leaves (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a 12-inch skillet cook beef until browned. Drain off fat. Add chopped tomatoes, the 1/2 cup olives, the water, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

  2. Prepare corn muffin mix according to package directions. Divide hot ground beef among four (12- to 16-ounce) casserole dishes. Top with muffin mix; sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

  3. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until topping is light golden and cooked through. If desired, top with olives, chopped tomatoes, and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

609 Calories
31g Fat
49g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 609
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 1052mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 14.2mg 71%
Calcium 181.7mg 14%
Iron 4.9mg 27%
Potassium 669mg 14%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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