Slow Cooker Beef Tamale Casserole

Slow Cooker Beef Tamale Casserole

If you love enchiladas and tamales, you'll want to make this slow cooker recipe for an easy hearty dinner!

20 min. prep time
6 servings
545 Ratings



1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
1 (4-ounce) can chopped mild green chiles
1 (11-ounce) can Mexican-style corn, drained*
1 (10-ounce) can mild enchilada sauce
9 (6-inch) corn tortillas


Sour cream, if desired
Sliced green onion, if desired
Salsa, if desired


Spray 4-quart slow cooker with no-stick cooking spray; set aside. 

Cook ground beef and onion in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink; drain, if necessary. Stir in green chiles, corn and enchilada sauce. 

Place 3 tortillas in bottom of slow cooker; top with 1 1/3 cups meat mixture and 2 cheese slices. Repeat layers twice except last 2 cheese slices.

Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3-4 hours or High heat setting 2-3 hours, or until bubbly. Turn off heat. Top with remaining 2 cheese slices. Cover; allow cheese to melt.

Dollop each serving with sour cream; top with sliced green onion and salsa, if desired.

*Substitute 1 3/4 cups frozen corn.

Recipe Tip

- Use ground turkey instead of ground beef and add 1 cup cooked black beans.

- To make ahead, cook ground beef as directed above. Add green chiles, corn and enchilada sauce; mix well. Refrigerate. When ready to cook, assemble in slow cooker; cook as directed.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 400

Fat: 17g

Cholesterol: 70mg

Sodium: 830mg

Carbohydrates: 36g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 23g

Recipe #15315©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I would love to fix this
This was an awesome dish! I didn't put the whole can of green chilliest though... only about half. Served with sour cream/green onions/fresh diced tomatoes and sales. Thoroughly enjoyed by all!
I used spicy enchilada sauce and pepper jack cheese. Not sure why, but it does have tamale flavor!
This was ok. I made it so that I could leave it in the crockpot for my husband to have when he came home. Normally he loves this kind of thing, but he was a little confused by this because it cooks down so much in the crockpot that it seems like a chili of some sort. He also didn't eat any of the leftovers, and neither did I. But it is very easy and I can imagine that kids would enjoy it because it is very mild in flavor.
We really enjoyed this recipe today!! Perfect for a busy pre Christmas day :)

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