tex mex low carb tamale pie

Low Carb "Tamale" Pie

Easy Low Carb Tamale Pie!

When I think of comfort food any thing Tex-Mex is at the top of my list. This Low Carb Tamale Pie checks off so many things for me. It’s full of rich Mexican flavors and it’s a skillet meal making for easy serving and clean up. I don’t know anyone who won’t appreciate the added convenience of a one skillet meal.

My low carb tamale pie spicy is a classic combination of seasoned ground beef, with a “cornmeal” like topping. I use coconut flour to make the “corn bread” topping so no worries on it not fitting into your low carb plan.

In my book cornbread is the perfect accompaniment to chili, which is why a low carb tamale pie is a genius idea as far as I am concerned.

low carb tamale pie

Using coconut flour for the corn bread topping is a great way to add more of the great nutrition in coconuts and is a bonus for those who can’t consume nuts.

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
4337 cal
415 g
64 g
109 g

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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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