Gluten Free Tamale Casserole


Easy Gluten Free Tamale Casserole

Serves 8

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. Yes it is high in calories ( 500 per serving) but what tamale pie isnt?


  • 1 pound ground beef
    1 (15-ounce) can ranchero beans
    1 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)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large sauté pan, brown meat, breaking up any large pieces.
  3. Drain well and return to stove.
  4. Add beans and salsa, stir to combine and simmer over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes. Let cool slightly then spoon into a 9×12-inch casserole dish.
  5. Prepare cornbread batter according to package directions, using the remaining ingredients above.
  6. If desired, mix drained green chilies into batter.Green chilis
  7. Carefully spoon over top of beef mixture.
  8. Smooth out to cover.
  9. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until cornbread is lightly brown and filling is bubbling.



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