Lil' Tamale Pies Recipe

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Lil' Tamale Pies Recipe
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
372
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup shredded cheddar mix
  • 1 8 1/2 packet of corn muffin mix
  • 1/2 Cup pitted sliced green or black olives
  • 1 1 1/4 ounce packet of sodium-reduced taco seasoning
  • 1 Pound ground bulk pork sausage
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
39%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
42%
Cholesterol
63mg
21%
Protein
16g
32%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
58µg
6%
Vitamin B12
0.8µg
13.3%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10.6%
Vitamin C
6mg
10%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
2µg
2%
Calcium
105mg
10%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
10µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
10µg
2%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
23mg
6%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
23%
Phosphorus
246mg
35%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
411mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10.7%
Sodium
1383mg
58%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
30%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
13%

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