Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This such an easy recipe using mostly canned products. It comes from an old Woman's Circle cookbook and is nice and spicy.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tamales, in chili gravy
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili without beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili with beans
  • 14 teaspoon oregano
  • 12 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded


  1. In skillet heat oil; saute onion until tender.
  2. Transfer to ovenproof baking dish.
  3. Arrange half the tamales and gravy over onions.
  4. Add the two cans of chili.
  5. Sprinkle with oregano;top with remaining tamales.
  6. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until bubbling hot.
  7. Remove from oven; sprinkle with cheese.
  8. Bake 15 minutes more or until cheese has melted.


Most Helpful

Such a nice quick lunch this was. Loved everything about it. Thanks for sharing.

lazyme November 29, 2016

This recipe is a keeper -- really great-tasting and so easy to make. I did use one extra can of tamales and added a little hot sauce. Everyone in the family loved it. You have a great recipe here!

TasteTester June 15, 2007

Very hearty and filling. The flavor was so good! Next time I make it I'll add an extra can of tamales to make more servings, since it only made us 3. Fit a 11x7inch dish and only took a total of 30 minutes to bake. Thanks for posting this!

Karamia January 15, 2005

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