tex mex low carb tamale pie

Low Carb "Tamale" Pie

Low Carb Tamale Pie because my craving for all things fall has begun. I know for a fact it has nothing to do with the 90 degree days we are experiencing here in Miami. So it must be the all the back to school displays covered in fake fall leaves. Perhaps, it’s just my great desire for the dog days of summer to finally end. In any event, I’ve begun stocking up on fall spices to gear up for my favorite season. I plan on making it a memorable one, even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, and it’s really non-existent in these parts.

What better way to bring a glimmer of fall than to make a low carb keto “tamale” pie. There is just something about all the warm spicy flavors in the Tex Mex cuisine that makes me want to dust off my boots and sweater collection. Since my winter clothes are buried in another side of the house, a low carb tamale pie will do just fine thank you.

Low Carb Tamale Pie

Serving Size 1 slice

Low Carb "Tamale" Pie

A low carb "tamale" pie. A tasty Low Carb Tex-Mex recipe.

20 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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  • Meat Filling:
  • 1 ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ cup of finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of ground chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • “Tamale" Topping:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • ½ cup melted butter cooled
  • 1 cup coconut flour


  1. Meat Filling:
  2. In a large skillet brown the ground beef along with the onion and garlic. Add the tomato sauce and combine. Next add the chili powder, cumin powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper and salt.
  3. Add this mixture to the cast iron skillet. Pour the tamale mixture over the meat mixture and bake in a 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until you can insert a tooth pick into the tamale portion and it comes out clean.
  4. Tamale Topping Preparation:
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  6. Grease a 10 inch cast iron skillet
  7. In a large up stand mixer, whisk the eggs, milk and butter on low.
  8. In another medium size bowl mix the coconut flour, salt, baking powder and sugar substitute together.
  9. Add the dry mixture into the wet ingredients inside the stand mixer. Beat on low or stir to combine.
  10. Tamale Pie:
  11. Pour the tamale mixture over the meat mixture in the cast iron and bake in a 400 degrees for about 45 minutes or until you can insert a tooth pick into the tamale portion and it comes out clean.
  12. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Top with sour cream, Sriracha sauce and  sliced avocados if desired.
Cuisine: Main Dish | Recipe Type: Low Carb "Tamale" Pie
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 slice
Servings Per Container 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 225.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.1g 39%
Saturated Fat 15.8g 79%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 304mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 4.8g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%
Sugars 2.6g
Protein 25.1g 50%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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  1. Elisa Carney
    What about the cream cheese and the cheddar cheese for the topping? Do I just add those in with the milk butter and eggs?
  2. How many servings does this make?

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