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Recipe: beef tamale pie

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Beef tamale pie serving suggestion

beef tamale pie


  • 1 pound ground beef (75% to 80% lean)
  • 1 package (8 oz) shredded taco-seasoned cheese
  • 3 cups corn chips
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated prepared salsa
  • additional salsa


Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; pour off drippings. Return beef to skillet; add cheese; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until
cheese is melted.

Meanwhile, place 2 cups corn chips in 9-inch pie plate. Crush chips slightly to lay flat on bottom of pie plate.

Spoon beef mixture over crushed corn chips; press gently with back of spoon to form even layer. Top with remaining 1 cup corn chips and 1/2 cup salsa. Serve immediately.

To serve, cut pie into wedges and carefully remove with pie server. Top with additional salsa, as desired.

Nutrition information per serving: 661 calories; 46 g fat (2 g saturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat); 131 mg cholesterol; 878 mg sodium; 22 g carbohydrate; 1.2 g fiber; 38 g protein; 5.4 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 2.8 mg iron; 18.5 mcg selenium; 7.1 mg zinc.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of iron.