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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!

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20 min
Prep Time
03 hrs 20 min
Total Time



1 pound lean ground beef

1 small (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

6 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American


Sour cream, if desired

Sliced green onion, if desired

Salsa, if desired


 *Substitute 1 3/4 cups frozen corn.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

  5. STEP 5

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

Tip #1

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

Tip #2

- 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 (1 serving)

400 Calories
17 Fat (g)
70 Cholesterol (mg)
830 Sodium (mg)
36 Carbohydrates (g)
3 Dietary Fiber
23 Protein (g)
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