Easy Tamale Casserole

Easy Tamale Casserole

Serves 8

A family favorite! Made with gluten-free cornbread mix, this is a great recipe to make with kids (no knives needed so even younger ones can help), and you'll have leftovers. Round out your meal with a big green salad.

  • 1 pound ground beef or bison
  • 1 (15-ounce) can ranchero beans
  • 1 (-ounce) jar medium salsa
  • 1 (12-ounce) box gluten-free corn bread and muffin mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/3 cups low fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sugar (optional)
  • 6 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced mild green chiles (optional)
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Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large sauté pan, brown meat, breaking up any large pieces. Drain well and return to stove. Add beans and salsa, stir to combine and simmer over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes. Let cool slightly then spoon into a 9x12-inch casserole dish.

Prepare cornbread batter according to package directions, using the remaining ingredients above. If desired, mix drained green chiles into batter. Carefully spoon over top of beef mixture. Smooth out to cover. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until cornbread is lightly brown and filling is bubbling.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:430 calories (150 from fat), 17g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 90mg cholesterol, 1090mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 15g sugar), 22g protein

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