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Shortcut Tamale Pie

This layered casserole is perfect for Mexican food lovers. Use pre-made tamales in this shortcut version to cut back your prep time and still end up with a delicious meal.

Notes

This dish can be served several different ways, it's great with flour or corn tortillas as burrito stuffing, on a fried tortilla as tostada topping, or served all by itself with sour cream, guacamole, salsa.

Cooking Time1 hr

Cooking MethodCasserole, Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 16-ounce cans corn
  • 2 26-ounce cans diced totatoes
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 3 frozen beef tamales, thawed and sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/4 pound colby cheese, grated
  • 1 small can pitted black olives

Instructions

  1. Break up and brown ground beef, drain fat. Combine equal amounts diced tomatoes and corn in a strainer, mix and drain thoroughly. Core and slice bell pepper into approximately 1/8 inch ring slices (i.e. cut horizontally through pepper).
     
  2. In an approximately 13" high by 8" deep casserole bowl, layer the above ingrediants as follows, from bottom to top: tamale slices, corn/tomato mix, ground beef, corn/tomato mix, ground beef, cheese, tamale slices. Garnish with bell pepper slices and olives, putting pepper slices so their edges touch, but don't overlap, and fill in holes with olives, as many as you want.
     
  3. Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven for 1 hr. 

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