Tamale Casserole - Crock Pot

READY IN: 7hrs 10mins
Recipe by lazyme

DH hates tamales and I love them. I'm posting several recipes so that when he's out of town I can go on a tamale binge and know where to find the recipes! You can use either chicken or beef tamales for this. This one is from The Best Slow Cooker Cookbook Ever by Natalie Haughton.

Top Review by Caroline Cooks

I love tamales!! This dish has a nice blend of flavors. Use lime-tomato salsa in place of tomatillo salsa; and used sliced Jalapenos. Made for the Crock Pot Event in Cooking Photos.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place half of the diced onions in a 4-quart electric slow cooker.
  2. Top with half each of the salsa, the chili, beans and olives.
  3. Place 4 or 5 of the tamales on top.
  4. Cover the tamales with half of the chili strips.
  5. Repeat the layers, ending with the remaining chili strips.
  6. Cover and cook on the low setting 6 1/2 to 7 hours.
  7. Pass shredded cheese and sour cream on the side.
  8. Tip: If you are using frozen tamales, the wrappers will be easier to
  9. remove if you microwave them for a few seconds first. Also, if using
  10. frozen tamales, increase cooking time about 1 hour.

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