Tamale Bake

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 262.9
  • Total Fat: 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 31.0 mg
  • Sodium: 745.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 15.5 g

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Number of Servings: 16


    3 Cups yellow cornmeal
    1 Cup flour
    1 Tsp baking powder
    1 Tsp salt
    2 Cups hot water
    4 egg whites
    6 Tbsp vegetable oil spread, melted
    1 Lb 93% Ground Turkey
    2 Jars salsa (16 oz each)
    2 Cans red beans, drained and rinsed
    2 Clove garlic
    1 Tbsp Chili Powder
    1 Tsp cumin
    1 Cup reduced fat shredded Mexican blend cheese


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk water, egg whites and vegetable spread into cornmeal mixture, stir until smooth. Pour into 2 pie dishes. (divide mixture evenly for 2 shells)

Cook ground turkey and drain if necessary.

Add salsa, beans, chili powder, cumin to ground turkey. Mix well. Bring to boil over med. heat.

Spoon meat mixture into cornmeal shells evenly. Bake 20-23 minutes or until crust is set. Remove from oven and sprinkle each shell with 1/2 cup of cheese. Cut each tamale into 8 pieces.

This recipe makes 16 servings. We have a large family - recipe can be reduced by 1/2 to serve 8.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RYCOELMA.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I would make this it sounds yummy. I LOVE tamales!
    This recipe could easily be halved. And extra portions could be refrigerated in individual dishes for easy leftovers (or frozen!) It's not that hard. Even for a senior ;-) J/K
    - 4/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe. Very filling. It kind of reminded me of a deep dish pizza, mexican style!! - 4/10/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm not a corn bread person, and this was good. - 9/7/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will be adding some corn to this next time I make it and a can of diced tomatoes so it won't be on the dry side, but it was still excellent! - 5/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was so good. The extra we cooked we are gonna freeze so that we can have it another night. Since i'm in school that will make it eazy for us. Dh really liked it and so did I. Great recipe! - 4/28/08

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