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Cowboy Beef Tamale Casserole

By: Jo from
Cowboy Beef Tamale Casserole
Cowboy Beef Tamale Casserole
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Cowboy Beef Tamale Casserole is a great recipe for dinner that the whole family will love. A base of cornbread is topped with enchilada sauce, shredded cheese, and a savory ground beef mixture, so it is a complete meal. If you like zesty flavors, then this casserole is for you! Once the ground beef casserole has been baked to perfection in the oven, you can serve it with sliced avocado, chopped cilantro, and sliced jalapenos. This is sure to become a favorite dinner recipe in your house.

Yields8 servings

Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time50 min

Cooking Vessel Sizelarge skillet or 9 x 9-inch baking dish


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Another favorite casserole! I've made another version of this using a layer of crushed corn chips on the bottom instead of cornbread...if you're REALLY pressed for time! It's also a great way to use leftover chicken. I dice a couple of cold, cooked chicken breasts and use that instead of ground eliminates the cooking step for the meat. And if I don't have enchilada sauce, I use a jar of salsa. We like sour cream with this. Avocadoes sound delicious!

This 'Cowboy Beef Tamale Casserole' is really up my alley! Anything with cornbread is something I will give a go. There is just something so homey and comforting in cornbread. I like it as a savory and my husband likes it as a dessert! (What can I say, he is British.) Just a question, though. I cant find chipotle powder in the supermarkets here, so can you recommend something as a substitute?

Hi kenziewood07, if you can find smoked paprika, that would make a good substitute for flavor. To make up for the spiciness, you could also add some cayenne pepper. I hope that helps! - Natalie, Editor of AllFreeCasseroleRecipes

I can't wait to try this casserole! I love the combination of the cornbread and the savory ground beef.


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