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BBQ Beef Tamale Casserole

BBQ Beef Tamale Casserole

By Traeger Kitchen

This southwestern meat pie is packed with enchilada sauce-smothered brisket laid in a bed of green chile massa, and blanketed with mozzarella cheese.

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

45 Min




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
2 Cup leftover chopped brisket
1 Can (15 oz) enchilada sauce
1/2 Cup yellow cornmeal
1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon baking powder
3 Tablespoon Sugar
2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 Cup milk
1 Large egg
1 Can (4 oz) chopped green chiles, drained
1 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 Tablespoon Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 375°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    375 ˚F / 191 ˚C

  • 2

    Stir together the chopped brisket and enchilada sauce in a medium bowl, and set aside.

  • 3

    Whisk together the cornmeal, flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Stir in the oil until it is crumbly, then add the milk, egg, and chiles, stirring until combined.

  • 4

    Press the cornmeal crust mixture into a greased cast-iron skillet or pie plate.

  • 5

    Bake on the Traeger at 375°F for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

    375 ˚F / 191 ˚C


  • 6

    Reduce the Traeger temperature to 350°F. Poke holes in the crust and add the enchilada filling. Sprinkle top with the cheese and bake for 20 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with cilantro, serve and enjoy!

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C


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