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Tamale Pie

Low Carb Recipe

A delicious and satisfying tamale pie with ground beef, onion, salsa, taco seasoning, Cheddar cheese. Atkins corn bread mix makes up the pie topping.

Tamale Pie


1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 cup onion, chopped
8 ounces salsa
2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
2 tablespoons water
1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup Atkins corn bread mix
1/4 cup oil
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
1 egg

Recipe Directions

Brown ground beef; drain fat and remove from pan. Brown onions. Return beef to pan.

Add taco seasoning and water. Stir in salsa. Pour into greased 12 x 7-inch dish. Mix corn bread mix, oil, water and egg, along with 1/2 cup. Spread dough over beef filling. Bake 400 for 20 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese on tamale pie. Bake another 5 to 10 minutes.

Recipe Note

This is a little high in carbs and definitely NOT for induction. This recipe uses the equivalent of 2 muffins for each serving. You could bake the meat separately, and make 6 corn muffins and crumble one over each portion to cut carbs.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 3 servings
Carbohydrates: 7.7
Total Carbohydrates: 23