Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Based on a recipe from a can of Hormel Tamales Beef in Chili Sauce. This is not a battle I can win with DH so I’m joining! Lol! It really is good and qualifies as quick comfort food! We always use Hormel Chili No Beans. The default directions are for the oven; microwave directions included! Olé!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (25 ounce) canhormel chili with beans or 1 (25 ounce) can chili without beans
  • 1 (28 ounce) canhormel beef tamales
  • 13 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a 9x13-inch baking pan, spray non-stick spray and then spread chili.
  3. Open can of beef tamales and remove paper from each tamale as you place on top of the chili.
  4. Sprinkle with onion and cheese.
  5. Bake 30 minutes or until hot.
  7. Spread chili in 2-quart casserole.
  8. Top with tamales; sprinkle with onion.
  9. Microwave on HIGH 4 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle cheese over casserole and microwave 3 minutes more or until hot.
  11. Cover and allow to stand 3 minutes.
Most Helpful

My mom used to make this as do I...simple,uncomplecated with plenty of mexican flavor. If you need a quick recipe to put together for a mexican craving,this is it

sherry1246 December 11, 2011

This is so good. It's very similar to what I make. I take the Tamales and cut them into bite size pieces, cover with drained hominy, then cover with the chili and cheese. I don't like hominy, but love it like this. It soaks up the other flavors and adds a wonderful texture. I am going to try adding onions. That I never thought of!

Big Sis October 16, 2015