Slow Cookers Tamale Pie Recipe

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Tamale pie is typically a two step process. First the chili is prepared on the stove top, then the cornbread topping is added and the mixture is baked in the oven. This recipe using Slow Cookers Chili Seasoning makes it easy by using a slow cooker.
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  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 package McCormick® Slow Cookers Chili Seasoning
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) stewed tomatoes, cut-up
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) kidney or pinto beans, drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Cornbread Topping:
  • 1 box (8 1/2 ounces) corn muffin mix
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
15 mins
4 hrs
1. Cook ground beef in large skillet on medium-high heat until no longer pink; drain. Place in slow cooker. Add Seasoning Mix, tomatoes, beans, chiles and water; mix well. Cover.

2. Cook 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH.

3. For the Cornbread Topping, if using low setting, increase to HIGH. Prepare corn muffin batter as directed on package. Drop batter by spoonfuls on top of simmering chili. Cover. Cook 30 minutes longer or until toothpick inserted into center of cornbread topping comes out clean. Sprinkle with cheese.

Test Kitchen Tip: Allow topping to cook the entire 30 minutes before inserting toothpick. Spoon any leftover batter into greased muffin tins. Bake as directed on package.


Slow Cooker Tip: For best results, do not remove cover during cooking.

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Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 362 Calories
Fat: 14 Grams
Protein: 26 Grams
Cholesterol: 89 Milligrams
Carbohydrates: 33 Grams
Sodium: 934 Milligrams
Fiber: 4 Grams

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