Lil' Tamale Pies Recipe

Lil' Tamale Pies Recipe
Staff Writer
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
388
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
36%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
44mg
15%
Carbohydrate, by difference
29g
22%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
18µg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
72mg
7%
Choline, total
42mg
10%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
49µg
2%
Folate, total
52µg
13%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
32mg
10%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
143mg
20%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
1332mg
89%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
100g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.