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Tamale Casserole

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6 servings

Here are your favorite tamale ingredients—beef, salsa, beans, cheddar and more—all tucked into one easy-to-make casserole.

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Brown meat in large skillet; drain. Stir in salsa, beans and seasonings; simmer on low heat 5 min., stirring occasionally.
  • Spread onto bottom of 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bring water to boil in medium saucepan. Stir in cereal; cook 1 to 3 min. or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  • Add cheese, chiles and egg whites to cereal mixture; mix well. Spread over meat mixture.
  • Bake 20 to 25 min. or until golden brown.
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Special Extra

Serve casserole with baked tortilla chips and a selection of toppings, such as chopped black olives, chopped onions, shredded lettuce, chopped jalapeño peppers, and BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream. Set up buffet style, dig in and enjoy!


  • 6 servings

Healthy Living

  • Low fat
  • Low calorie
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1-1/2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1-1/2 Starch
  • 3 Meat (L)

Nutrition Bonus

Enjoy creamy wheat (enriched farina) hot cereal any time of day with this creative casserole idea. As a bonus, the fortified cereal is a good source of iron.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 250
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 570mg
Carbohydrate 24g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Protein 23g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 40 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • DK1969 |

    Wonderful!!! Was not sure using the cream of wheat. However, it was great. Hide the box so your family does not see your adding cream of wheat to the dinner.

  • nimojagw |

    This dish was very interesting. We enjoyed the casserole and I was suprised at how tasty the topping was....cream of wheat really?

  • Dayna0114 |

    Super easy and super good! Great for large groups or Super Bowl!