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Beef Tamale Pie

Beef Tamale PieRecipe courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef (75% to 80% lean)
1 (8-ounce) package shredded taco-seasoned cheese or Mexican cheese blend
3 cups corn chips
1/2 cup refrigerated prepared salsa, drained*
Additional salsa

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; pour off drippings. Return beef to skillet; add cheese; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  2. Meanwhile, place 2 cups corn chips in 9-inch pie plate. Crush chips slightly to lay flat on bottom of pie plate.
  3. Spoon beef mixture over crushed corn chips; press gently with back of spoon to form even layer. Top with remaining 1 cup corn chips and 1/2 cup salsa. Serve immediately.
  4. To serve, cut pie into wedges and carefully remove with pie server. Top with additional salsa, as desired.

Makes 4 servings.

*Canned thick-and-chunky salsa may be substituted for refrigerated salsa.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 661; Total Fat: 46g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 131mg; Total Carbs: 22g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 38g; Sodium: 878mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.