Beef Tamale Pie --
30 Minutes or Less
  • Total Recipe Time: 20 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings


  1. 1 pound Ground Beef (75% to 80% lean)
  2. 1 package (8 ounces) shredded taco-seasoned cheese
  3. 3 cups corn chips
  4. 1/2 cup refrigerated prepared salsa, drained
  5. Additional salsa


  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.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
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