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Skillet Beef Tamales

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

5 servings

I found something similar to this years ago and have recently added my own spin. Here’s the outcome: an easy, cheesy meal your family can't get enough of. We don't have to tell them it's healthy. —Deborah Williams, Peoria, Arizona
Skillet Beef Tamales Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 6 corn tortillas (6 inches), halved and cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 5 tablespoons fat-free sour cream

Directions

  1. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook beef and peppers over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; crumble beef; drain. Stir in salsa, corn and water; bring to a boil.
  2. Stir in tortilla strips. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10-15 minutes or until tortillas are softened. Sprinkle with cheese; cook, covered, 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream.

Can you freeze Skillet Beef Tamales?

Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add water if necessary. Serve with sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup meat mixture with 1 tablespoon sour cream: 329 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 679mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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