Tamale Pie, Lightened-Up

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 10 to 12 servings

This beef tamale dish is great for a crowd.

Ingredients

2 pounds ground sirloin
1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 (8-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
1 (16-ounce) jar thick and chunky salsa
1 teaspoon dried cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 (15-ounce) can creamed style corn
6 (8-inch) flour tortillas, cut into 1-inch strips
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  In a large skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook meat, onion and garlic, about 8 minutes, until meat is done.  Drain any excess grease.  Add tomato sauce, salsa, cumin, chili powder and corn.  Mix well.
  2. Coat a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Place a quarter of the meat mixture in pan and top with a third of the tortilla strips.  Continue layering, ending with meat mixture.  Cover and bake 35 to 40 minutes, until thoroughly heated.  Sprinkle with Cheddar and continue cooking another 5 minutes.

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