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Beef Tamale Skillet Dinner

An easy skillet version of delicious tamales!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Servings - 4 servings


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 red pepper seeded and diced
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp homemade taco seasoning
  • 10 corn tortillas cut into short strips
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sour cream, shredded cheese, optional
  • Frozen broccoli or green beans, as side dish


  • Brown and drain the ground beef. Return to the skillet.
  • Add the diced red pepper, frozen corn, tomato sauce, taco seasoning and some salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir the tortilla strips into the dish, until they are mostly covered with liquid. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for no more than 8 minutes. OR maybe 10...depending on how your stove, your pot, the humidity...(no, not really...but you just have to watch and not let the tortillas get too mushy!)
  • Prepare the broccoli or green beans as directed.
  • Serve Beef Tamale Skillet Dinner with side of broccoli orgreen beans.