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Skillet Beef Tamales

Skillet Beef Tamales

Whenever my family went out to eat as a kid, we almost always went out for Mexican food. And whenever we ate Mexican food, I ordered tamales. To this day, I still love them. And lucky for me, my aunt (who is a total foodie) is coming this weekend to help me stock my freezer with authentic tamales! I wouldn’t dare dream of putting the work in to make them by myself, but sometimes I just need a quick fix.

Enter in these Skillet Beef Tamales from Taste of Home . They can be one your table in under 30 minutes and have all the flavors of a traditional tamale with way less work! Also, the macros are pretty awesome at 11f/ 28c/ 25p for a serving, and I know the macros for a real one aren’t going to be as easy to fit! So if you love tamales or are looking for an easy weeknight meal, I highly recommend checking out this recipe!


Skillet Beef Tamales

All the flavors of traditional tamales, with MUCH less work!
Servings 5 servings
Calories 329kcal


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


  • Find the instructions here.


Macros for 1/5 of the skillet are 11f/28c/25p.