Slow Cooker Tamale Pie

We are Mexican food lovers here at the cottage and have some recipes that have been our favorites through the years. This Slow Cooker Tamale Pie is sure one of those recipes that we have made over and over. This recipe has gone to church dinners and sports parties, it is just one of those awesome go to recipes. This dish is packed with Tex Mex flavors and is a very hearty pie.

Slow Cooker Tamale Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Is A Great Tamale Pie

Slow Cooker Tamale Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Just Mix It Up

Slow Cooker Tamale Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Then Into The Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Tamale Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

In No Time It Is Ready To Go!

Slow Cooker Tamale Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Slow Cooker Tamale Pie
Miz Helen's Kitchen
1-1/2 pounds ground lean beef
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 egg
1-1/2 cups milk
1 (10 ounce )can tomatoes and green chilies
1 (15.25 ounce) can corn, drained
1 ( 15.25 ounce) can chili beans, drained
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 cups cheddar and Monterrey Jack Cheese Mix, shredded
Fresh Green Onions, for garnish
Recipe Options
Garnish can include, fresh green onions, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, salsa, avocado, cilantro to mention a few.
In a hot skillet, brown the ground beef, adding the onion and garlic.
Drain the excess fat from the beef.
In a mixing bowl, stir together the cornmeal, egg and milk then mix until smooth.
Add the tomatoes and green chilies, corn, chili beans, cumin, chili powder, oregano, salt and pepper, then mix well.
Add the beef and onion mix to the liquid mix.
Add the mix into a Pre-Heated Slow Cooker then place the lid on the cooker.
Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.
At the end of that cooking time, sprinkle the cheese on top of the pie and re-place the cover, then cook for 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
Let set for 10 minutes before serving.

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Slow Cooker Tamale Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Tamale Pie Is Ready To Serve

Slow Cooker Tamale Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Slow Cooker Tamale Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I can't wait to have a serving of this awesome Tamale Pie and I sure am glad that you stopped by to enjoy it with me. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you will come back to see us real soon!
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Miz Helen

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  1. This looks absolutely delicious! These days, "Crockpot" is my middle name. Any way to make cooking easier I am all over, as I continue to battle this flu that seems to have made an unwelcome return. I was sorry to learn that you've been struggling with it since the middle of December. At least I got through Christmas, then two days after Christmas, Wham! I'm getting a little tired of it and have a stack of recipes that I would like to try, but they'll have to be put off for a while. I'm printing this out, and it is going to be on my agenda for next week, guaranteed. Thanks for the recipe, and for hosting all of those wonderful parties every Thursday.

  2. What size is the can of tomatoes with green chilies? Is this Rotel?

    1. Hi Pattie,
      Yes I did use the(10 ounce) Rotel, although you can use what you like. I will include that in the recipe. I sure hope you enjoy the recipe and thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. I love a good tamale pie, but never thought to make it in the slow cooker. I can't wait to give this a go!

  4. Wow - this looks so good and so easy! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

  5. We LOVE Mexican food too. And you gotta love an easy recipe you can just throw in the crockpot and forget about! This sounds so good!

  6. Now that is comfort food, Miz Helen! I've never had tamales, but I could definitely make this version! Thank you so much for sharing with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope you have a lovely week ahead!


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