Tamale Pie Recipe

Looking for an easy Tamale Pie recipe? Learn how to make Tamale Pie using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by alleine

Makes 6 servings



Its a version of a Tamale. Normally the recipe calls for green peppers but I am allergic to them. So I substitute whatevers handy..

Recipe Ingredients for Tamale Pie

1 lb 95% lean ground beef
1 medium diced onion
2 cup diced white mushrooms
1 medium zucchini
2 clove garlic, minced
8 oz tomato sauce
1 cup salsa
1 cup corn
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp chili powder
250 grams polenta
1/4 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

Recipe Directions for Tamale Pie

  1. Brown the ground beef in a medium-sized skillet with the onion, red pepper, and garlic. Drain fat if necessary. Add tomato sauce, salsa, corn, cumin, and chili powder. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until most of the liquid is cooked out.

  2. In the meantime, thinly slice the polenta. You want to get about 36 slices out of it. If you have a wire cheese slicer, it works really well for this task.

  3. Coat a 8 or 9-in square casserole dish (with 3-in high sides) with cooking spray. Spoon in 1/4th of the meat mixture and top with 1/3 of the polenta. Continue layering until you used all of the polenta and meat (finish with the meat mixture, so you'll have four layers of meat and 3 layers of polenta).

  4. Cover and bake at 350 for 35 or 40 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with cheese and pop back in the oven until the cheese is melted.

  5. Makes six generous servings at 265 calories each. Seriously, the first time I made it, we divided it into only four servings and neither my SO or I could finish our portions (and I tend to eat large portions). In addition to giving a really tamale feel, the polenta really bulks it up. I suspect that this would also be good with 99% lean ground turkey, which would drop the calories to 245 per serving (not that the calories really need to be any lower, it's hard to beat 265 calories for a meal).

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 305.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
262
Calories from Fat
73
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.1g
12%
Saturated Fat
3.7g
19%
Trans Fat
0.1g
Cholesterol
72mg
24%
Sodium
681mg
28%
Potassium
894mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
20.2g
7%
Dietary Fiber
3.6g
14%
Sugars
6.3g
Protein
27.5g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 8% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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