Lil' Tamale Pies Recipe

Lil' Tamale Pies Recipe
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Lil Tamale Pie Recipe

Robert M. Peacock

Lil Tamale Pie Recipe

This Tex-Mex quick pick-me-up is perfect for nights when you’re hungry for flavor — and fast. Plus, it’ll make your kitchen smell like you’ve been cooking for ages.

From Southern Casserolesby Denise Gee. 

 

6
Servings
317
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Cup  shredded cheddar mix
  • 8 1/2 packet of corn muffin mix
  • 1/2  Cup  pitted sliced green or black olives
  • 1 1/4 ounce packet of sodium-reduced taco seasoning
  • 1  Pound  ground bulk pork sausage
  • 10 ounce can of diced mexican-style or regular tomatoes, with their juice

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

In a large skillet, brown the sausage; remove it to a colander to drain while reserving 2 tablespoons drip- pings. Add the tomatoes with their juices, olives, and taco seasoning to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 5 minutes. Return the cooked, drained pork to the skillet and stir to combine. Adjust the seasoning as desired.

Prepare the corn muffin mix according to the package directions.

Divide the spiced pork mixture between four 12- to 16-ounce or 1½- to 2-cup casserole dishes. Top each with equal amounts of muffin mix; sprinkle with equal amounts of the cheese.

Bake the casseroles on a rimmed baking sheet for 15 minutes, or until the topping is light golden and cooked through. Garnish, if desired, before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
22g
17%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
19µg
3%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
28mg
3%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
49µg
12%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
24mg
8%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
154mg
22%
Selenium, Se
23µg
42%
Sodium, Na
1636mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
110g
4%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Tamale Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Tamale Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.