11 Reviews

Oh Sharlene...this recipe reminded me of a long, lost recipe I used to have. It was so good, and we really think it is a keeper. I will print this one out and keep in my T&T cookbook. The only change I made was to use pinto beans instead of kidney beans...just personal preference of DH. Thanks for posting it.

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Miss Annie July 25, 2002

Excellent Tamale Casserole!

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Sheri-BDB November 19, 2002

Wonderful texture and flavor! Perfect for a excellent, fast meal. I didn't have a green bell pepper handy, so I used jalapenos instead. It worked out and probably made the dish a bit spicer, but that was great for my family. Thank you for sharing!

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Jan Waters April 04, 2003

Wow!!! This is the recipe I have been looking for. Quick, easy w/ that great tamale flavor! I used ground turkey in place of beef. It was excellent. Thanks so much for posting! =)

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Aroostook March 29, 2003

I made this for dinner last night and have to admit it was just so-so. I had a ton of it though so I saved it for lunch today. I heated it in the micro with some salsa on top and it was SO yummy!! I don't know what happened overnight but it was much better the second day.

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cruzzo March 09, 2004

This wasn't a success for me. I followed the recipe exactly, but thought that the cornmeal would harden while baking. It was just mush on top with the cheese on top of that. The hamburg mix was good, but the overall texture wasn't.

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Tobago Cay November 18, 2003

I rate this high because it really is good, but needs more zing... 2nd time around I: added a couple of jalepenos, doubled the garlic, and the salt, and added a layer of monterey jack cheese (could use Munster) between the cornmeal & the meat mixture. It was really good!! Thanks

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Paz November 13, 2003

Thank you! Though it probably makes it more unhealthy... I found that hamburger mixed with bulk breakfast sausage made this taste more like tamales. I also added fresh garlic and more chili powder and Rotel vs. the crushed tomatoes.

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Cheley May 21, 2009

Very Nice. Added a sprinkle of cumin and had no crushed tomatoes, so made do with several scoops of canned diced toms and added 3 tablespoons of taco sauce. (Be careful adding the cornmeal to the water, as it will lump up if not wisked in.)

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gail.lalumiere February 13, 2009

This was delicious! I added 1/2 teaspoon of cumin. I didn't have any beans, bell pepper, or onion. I added some pickled jalapenos. I will make this over and over.

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Chef Edible April 10, 2008
Beef Tamale Casserole