Tamale Casserole


Tamale Casserole

Recipe by Julia Pacheco


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  • 1/2 lb 1/2 ground turkey OR ground beef

  • 15 oz 15 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

  • 15 oz 15 can corn, drained

  • 10 oz 10 can red enchilada sauce

  • 8.5 oz 8.5 box jiffy corn muffin mix

  • 1 tsp 1 salt

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 pepper

  • 1 tsp 1 cumin

  • 1 tsp 1 chili powder

  • 1 tsp 1 oregano

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 garlic powder

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 water

  • 4 oz 4 cheddar cheese, shredded


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    To a skillet on the stove add the ground turkey and break it up and cook through. To a large bowl add in the cooked ground turkey, pinto beans, corn, red enchilada sauce, jiffy, seasonings, and water stir well. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non stick spray add the casserole in and spread it out sprinkle the top with the shredded cheese and bake for 30-35 minutes. Top with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!

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  1. This was delicious! Made it tonight- trying a week of your $5 meals. Loved the flavor and how filling it was. Husband and 3 year old loved it too! Thanks!!

  2. Do you think it’d be okay to use a whole pound of ground turkey 85%?
    I’m excited to try this!

  3. This was absolutely delicious. We found it to be very filling, as well, so we’ll have enough for two meals.

  4. Midwest Cook

    This was very easy and very VERY good. I used ground beef and a homemade enchilada sauce using a can of tomato sauce as the starting point (that took about the same time as browning the ground beef), since I didn’t want to make a special trip to the store. We’ll get at least 8 servings from this.

  5. I really liked this one!! Used half the salt and it was enough for me. Very easy.

  6. paulina alcaraz

    I made this for my family and my family loved it!! My husband ate almost all of it lol

  7. Really easy and tasty recipe!

  8. Can this be frozen? If so, before or after cooking?

  9. Could I make this into a freezer meal? Would this freeze well? I would prefer to freeze it unbaked, and then bake it after it thaws. Let me know if you have done this.

  10. Just left walmart and making this tonight! Mouth’s watering and I can’t wait!

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