Tamale Casserole Recipe

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Raymond Published: September 14, 2021
Tamale Casserole Recipe


How To Make Tamale Casserole

Delight guests with this hearty tamale casserole, made with ground beef, pinto beans, and creamy corn soup, for a filling baked dish.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 55 mins
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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 15 oz pinto beans, (2 cans) rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz tomatoes, (2 cans) crushed
  • 15 oz cream-style corn, (1 can)
  • 6 oz cornbread mix, (1 box)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet for 5 to 7 minutes until browned and crumbly; drain and discard grease. Season beef with salt and pepper.

  3. Stir onion into the ground beef; cook and stir for 1 minute and immediately remove skillet from heat.
  4. Stir pinto beans and crushed tomatoes into the beef mixture.
  5. Beat cream-style corn, cornbread mix, and egg together in a bowl until smooth; spread over the top of the ground beef mixture in the skillet. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the corn mixture.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for about 25 minutes until the cheese is melted and the cornbread is set in the middle.

  7. Serve and enjoy.

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