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Tamale Pie for Two Recipe
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Tamale Pie for Two Recipe

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This fun, Southwest-style main dish features an easy tortilla crust and a hearty filling. “The amount of seasoning is just right for us,” notes Ruth Aden of Polson, Montana. “Make it once with my amounts, then spice it up if needed.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 pound ground beef
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  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup stewed tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • Dash salt and pepper
  • 2 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • 2/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (prepared with reduced-fat cheese) equals 365 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 947 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper. Remove from the heat.
  2. Place one tortilla in a 3-cup round baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with half of the meat mixture and cheese; repeat layers. Sprinkle with olives. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Tamale Pie in Cooking for 2 Fall 2007, p24

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (prepared with reduced-fat cheese) equals 365 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 947 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 12, 2011

"@esmith-if you search for tamale pie she has the same recipe in the larger size :)"

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Reviewed May. 11, 2011

"This was good! Although, since it makes a small amount I had to change some things. I realize this is a "cooking for 2" recipe but it sounded delicious so I adapted it for us and made them Individual Tamale Pies. I used 2 pounds of beef, one whole onion, about 1 tsp of the garlic and chili powder, 6 tortillas, 3 cups cheese and a whole can of olives. I followed the recipe and then divided the ingredients between 3 seperate 4 cup baking dishes. Turned out great and a perfect amount for us!"

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