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5 Ingredient Tamale Pie - easy, yummy dinner that the whole family will love!
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5 Ingredient Tamale Pie

Not only is this 5 Ingredient Tamale Pie simple and delicious, it can also be customized to your liking so that even your picky eaters will be satisfied!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 5 Ingredient Tamale Pie
Servings: 12
Calories: 435kcal
Author: Mique Provost


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 15.25 oz whole kernel corn undrained (or you can use 2 cups of frozen corn and 1/4 cup of water)
  • 16 oz salsa
  • 1 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 17 oz corn muffin mix (2 boxes)
  • *Feel free to add whatever else you like - olives, green onions, diced tomatoes, etc.


  • Heat the oven to 375°F.
  • Brown the ground beef over medium-high heat. Rinse and drain.
  • Add the corn and salsa to the beef - mix until combined.
  • Pour the beef mixture into a 13 x 9 casserole pan.
  • Sprinkle with cheese.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the corn muffin mix according to the package directions. Spread the batter evenly on top of the beef mixture.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.


Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 762mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 2.8mg