Keto Tamale Pie with Beef or Chicken
Keto Tamale Pie is so comforting and easy to make. Layers of saucy Mexican beef topped with cheese, and a layer of cheesey keto "cornbread"...so family friendly!
gluten free, recipe for tamale pie
chuck roast, ground beef, or Cooked Shredded Chicken
water (omit if using ground beef or chicken)
Can Enchilada Sauce
Can diced green chilis
shredded cheddar cheese
Coconut flour (Click here to see the brand I like best)
Cut the chuck roast into large chunks and season with chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper
place beef and water in Instant Pot and set for 35 minutes, when finished cooking, let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release the rest. (see notes for ground beef or chicken)
Remove beef from instant pot and shred with 2 forks
preheat oven to 400 degrees
Combine shredded beef, enchilada sauce, and green chilis in a bowl
pour into a 9x13 rectangle casserole dish.
top with 2 cups of cheese
To make the "cornbread" top: combine beaten eggs and chicken broth in a bowl
In a separate bowl combine coconut flour and baking soda
add the coconut flour mixture to the egg mixture
add remaining cup of cheese to the batter. If it seems too thick, add more chicken broth. It should be easy to spread and not dry.
spread over the top of the beef and cheese in casserole dish
bake for 35-40 minutes until bubbly
Serve with pico de gallo and sour cream
Shredded beef, ground beef or chicken
: My favorite way to make this is with the shredded beef but that can be time consuming. For time saving, use ground beef or shredded chicken.
: I like to use Whole Foods 365 enchilada sauce in the 15 oz jar because its sugar free.
Ground Beef or Chicken
: Use ground beef or Chicken to cut down on cooking time. Brown the beef in a large skillet and add the seasonings. Then continue with step 5.
Nutrition for 1/8th of the recipe:
Includes just the casserole using shredded beef, not the toppings
: use 2 cups of almond flour in place of the coconut flour.
Nutrition with ground beef: 486 cal / 30g fat / 12g carbs / 5g fiber / 38g protein
Nutrition with chicken breast: 430 cal / 19g fat / 12g carbs / 5g fiber / 47g protein
Nutrition with shredded beef and almond flour: 634 calories / 46g fat / 9g carbs / 3g fiber / 48g protein