Follow us on   Newsletter


Slow Cooker Beef Tamale Casserole

Presented by:
Land O' Lakes
Save RecipePrint Print Like Tweet Print

If you love enchiladas and tamales, then this slow cooker recipe is sure to become one of your favorites. Perfect for game day too.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
20 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
3 hrs 20 min
Recipe Servings



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

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.


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.

Recipe Tips 

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.


Get the latest recipe ideas, updates and more.