Best Tamale Pie Recipe

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Recipes.net Team April 7, 2020

Tamales are a traditional South American dish. They are made of dough and steamed in the husks of corn. Did you know tamales can be both a dessert and a main course? In this recipe, we are teaching you how to make savory tamales without the traditional corn husk wrap.

How To Make Best Tamale Pie

If you love tamales, then you’ll love this yummy tamale pie recipe that cooks in the slow cooker!

  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 cups frozen soy burger crumbles
  • 15 oz. kidney beans (drained, rinsed)
  • 10 oz. enchilada sauce
  • 6 1/2 oz. pouch golden corn muffin and bread mix
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. butter or margarine (melted)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend (shredded)
  • 4.5 oz. chopped green chiles (undrained)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 medium green onions (chopped)
  1. Spray 8-inch skillet with cooking spray.
  2. Add onion; cook over medium heat about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally until crisp-tender.
  3. In slow cooker, mix crumbles, onions, beans and enchilada sauce. In medium bowl, stir corn bread mix, milk, butter and egg just until moistened. Stir in cheese and chiles.
  4. Spoon over mixture in slow cooker. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of corn bread comes out clean.
  5. Serve tamale pie with sour cream and green onions.

How To Make Best Tamale Pie

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If you love tamales, then you'll love this yummy tamale pie recipe that cooks in the slow cooker!

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 4 hrs 30 mins
Total: 4 hrs 45 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups frozen soy burger crumbles
  • 15 oz. kidney beans, drained, rinsed
  • 10 oz. enchilada sauce
  • 6 1/2 oz. pouch golden corn muffin and bread mix
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend, shredded
  • 4.5 oz. chopped green chiles, undrained
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 medium green onions, chopped

Instructions

  1. Spray 8-inch skillet with cooking spray. 

  2. Add onion; cook over medium heat about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally until crisp-tender. 

  3. In slow cooker, mix crumbles, onions, beans and enchilada sauce. In medium bowl, stir corn bread mix, milk, butter and egg just until moistened. Stir in cheese and chiles.

  4. Spoon over mixture in slow cooker. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of corn bread comes out clean. 

  5. Serve tamale pie with sour cream and green onions.

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Commonly Asked Questions

I want to add meat to my tamale pie, how can I do this?

You can always add meat instead of the soy burger patty. If you’re using minced meat, we just cooking your meat first with some oil. Fry until brown and cooked through before adding to your slow cooker.

Conclusion

This Tamale Pie recipe is a shortcut to enjoying the traditional tamale. Without the corn husk wrap, you cut the effort needed to make this dish. While it does need time in the slow cooker, you're also free to go about your other tasks while this cooks!

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