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Slow Cooker Tamale Pie


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 to 5 hours
  • Total Time: 59 minute
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1x

Description

This Slow Cooker Tamale Pie is hearty, filling and absolutely delicious. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner and will be loved by even your pickiest eaters. 


Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 can (10 oz )Ro-tel
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 (15 oz) can chili beans
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups grated cheddar or colby jack cheese

Optional toppings:

  • Green onions, sour cream, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, salsa, olives

Instructions

  1. In a skillet, brown the ground beef, adding the onion and garlic. Drain the excess fat from the beef. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, egg and milk until smooth.
  3. Add the tomatoes and green chilies, corn, chili beans, cumin, chili powder, oregano, salt and pepper, mix well. Add the cooked ground beef and stir well.
  4. Pour the mixture into a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or high for 3 hours.
  5. The last 10 minutes of cooking time, sprinkle the cheese on top of the pie and cover.
  6. Let set for 10 minutes before serving.
  7. Serve with desired toppings.
  • Category: Main Dishes