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Beef and Potato Tamale Casserole

Corn tortillas add great flavor and texture to this Mexican-style beef casserole. If requiring a gluten-free recipe, check the label of the indicated (*) recipe ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free.


  • Russet Potatoes, white or yellow-flesh 2 medium or 3-4 small red potatoes
  • Tomatoes, diced,in juice 1 can (14 1/2 ounces)
  • Taco Seasoning, 1 packet (1 1/4 ounces)
  • Yellow Corn Tortillas, cut in half 4
  • Ground Beef 15% fat 3/4 pounds
  • Chedder Cheese, shredded 1 cup


Adults: Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Slice across into 1/4-inch-thick half moons.
Together: In mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, water and taco seasoning, reserving 2 teaspoons taco seasoning.
Kids: Spread 2 tablespoons tomato mixture in bottom of a 1-quart microwave-safe dish.
Adults: Cover with 4 tortilla halves.
Together: Crumble beef over tortillas and sprinkle with reserved taco seasoning.
Together: Sprinkle half the cheese over beef. Add half the remaining tomato mixture.
Together: Spread potatoes on top in a single layer. Cover with remaining tortillas.
Together: Spread remaining tomato mixture on top and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Together: Cover tightly with lid or plastic wrap.
Together: Microwave on high for 20 minutes (cooking time may vary depending on your microwave) or until potatoes and beef are done.
Adults: Let sit for two minutes. Use oven mitts or tongs to remove from microwave. Remove plastic wrap carefully to prevent burns from steam.

About this Recipe
  • Serves: 2
  • Prep Time: 15h 35m
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
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1 Comment

Monday, Apr 23, 2012 @ 04:21 AM

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YUMMY! This looks so good! Can't wait to try it!

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