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Tamale Casserole

This casserole is not only healthy but brings you Mexican flavors that the whole family will love.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: Gluten-Free
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 257kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 1 pound lean ground chicken turkey optional
  • 16 ounces chipotle salsa jarred, no sugar added
  • 4 1/5 ounces diced green chiles canned
  • 15 ounces black beans canned, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup corn frozen, optional
  • 1/3 cup cilantro freshly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded, reduced-fat

Cornbread Topping Ingredients

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 egg slightly whipped
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk low-fat
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese reduced-fat


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, add ground chicken and cook over medium heat, while breaking up chicken into small pieces. Cook until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Drain excess fat and add chicken to a 13" x 9" casserole dish. Add the remaining ingredients to the casserole dish (except cornbread topping), stir well. Make sure the mixture is evenly distributed.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, baking powder, soda and salt. Add egg and buttermilk, stir just until combined. Spread batter evenly over the mixture, sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese and bake until cornbread is golden and casserole is heated through, approximately 25-30 minutes.


"World Table" Roasted Tomato Chipotle Roja Salsa can be purchased at Walmart Superstore.


Serving: 1each | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 436mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8