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Slow Cooker Tamale Pie Recipe

A tried-and-true slow cooker favorite - Tamale Pie! With ground beef, canned beans, lots of vegetables, and a cornbread topping, this will quickly become a family favorite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs 15 mins
Total Time6 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy slow cooker recipe, slow cooker, slow cooker dinner, tamale pie
Servings: 8
Calories: 395kcal


  • Slow Cooker
  • Skillet
  • small bowl


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 15.25 ounces black beans 1 can, rinsed and drained
  • 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes with green chilis 1 can, undrained
  • 11 ounces whole kernel corn 1 can, drained
  • 10 ounces enchilada sauce 1 can
  • 2 green onions diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 8.5 ounces Jiffy Cornbread Mix 1 package
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend


  • In a large skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain excess grease.
  • Stir in the cumin, salt, chili powder and pepper.
  • Transfer to a slow cooker; stir in the beans, tomatoes, corn, enchilada sauce, onions and cilantro.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until heated through.
  • In a small bowl, combine muffin mix and eggs; spoon over meat mixture. Cover and cook 1 hour longer or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.


Here are some of our favorite toppings you could add to slow cooker tamale pie:
  1. Diced Tomatoes
  2. Shredded Lettuce
  3. Sliced Black Olives
  4. More Shredded Lettuce
  5. Diced Onions
  6. Sour Cream


Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 922mg | Potassium: 610mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 5mg