Flourless beef tamale pot pie is an extra meaty keto-friendly dinner, that is sure to satisfy the entire family. Most of the ingredients in this recipe are pantry staples that are great to keep around. To avoid using any flour the tamale crust was made with canned chicken and homemade ground pork crumbs. Green chilis and a tomatillo taco sauce pack this meal with the perfect flavor profile that will satisfy any craving for delicious Mexican food.
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Has your family been in a dinner rut lately?
Sometimes maintaining a clean eating lifestyle we feel as though we end up eating the same exact foods on repeat. As a result, I want this recipe to make you feel confident that good quality — healthy food is easy and sustainable.
Clean Keto — Dairy Free
Finding delicious keto-friendly dinners that are dairy free can be a challenge. I find this to be especially true when looking for Mexican Food recipes. Sometimes the dairy can be easily omitted, but more often than not it changes the recipe entirely. However, flourless beef tamale pie is the perfect dairy-free keto main course. Certainly, you won’t regret trying this recipe paired with any of your favorite Mexican food healthy side dishes.
In addition, this recipe for flourless beef tamale pot pie is also paleo, and perfect for any way of eating that emphasizes a protein-packed main course,
Kevin’s Natural Foods
First of all, I wanted to say that it was an honor for me to be accepted into the 2020 Kevin’s Natural Foods Recipe Contest. Above all, I was beyond impressed with the quality of ingredients, and most important I was blown away by how delicious every sauce was.
For the contest, I developed four recipes with a clean ketogenic diet mindset. Most of the recipes will also be paleo-friendly, and one is even vegetarian.
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In conclusion, I can say with confidence that I know you will find their sauces to be absolutely divine, easy to work with, and packed with flavor.
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Tomatillo Taco Sauce
The main flavor in this delicious recipe comes from the well-balanced tomatillo taco sauce. Together tomatillos and green chilis are a flavor powerhouse that is sure to make any dinner a crowd-pleaser. This flavor profile also pairs beautifully with beef. Another wonderful aspect of this pre-made sauce is that it is not too spicy for kids to enjoy! In short, you must try Kevin’s Tomatillo taco sauce. And what better way is there to do that than make a tamale pie?
My recipe for Flourless Beef Tamale Pie was inspired by the simple but worthy flavor combination. I sincerely hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.
The Recipe for Flourless Beef Tamale Pot Pie:
Flourless Beef Tamale Pot Pie
This flourless beef tamale pot pie is packed with flavor from green chilis and a tomatillo taco sauce from Kevin's Natural Foods. The crust is free from ANY flour -- and it is packed with protein.
Ground Beef Taco Filling
- 1-1.5 pounds of ground beef
- 1 can or 4 ounces of green chilis with liquid MILD for kid friendly
- 115 or half of Kevin's Natural Foods Tomatillo Taco Sauce packet
Chicken Tamale Crust
- 1/2 tbsp Onion Powder
- 3/4 tsp Minced Garlic
- 12 ounces of canned chicken -- 7 oz drained
- 60 g ground pork rinds
- 2 tbsp Kevin's Natural Foods Tomatillo Taco Sauce
- 1 egg
- Use the remainging Tomatilllo Taco Sauce
- 1 egg
- Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat. Break up the beef into fine chunks.
- Once the meat is brown, drain off any fat return to the stove, and turn the heat to low. Add tomatillo taco sauce and the green chili with the liquid.
- Allow the sauce to reduce while you prepare the tamale crust.
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Start by grinding the pork rinds into bread-like crumbs in a food processor
- Add the drained canned chicken, onion powder, minced garlic, and pulse until the chicken and the pork rinds are well combined and chopped finely.
- To bind the chicken and pork rinds add in 1 egg and 2 tbsp of the tomatillo taco sauce.
- Pulse until you get a dough-like ball.
- Press the chicken tamale crust into two mini springform pans, 1 standard springform, or a pie pan of your choice. Make sure to line the pan with parchment paper or grease it very well. I liked using my springform pan because it made removing my tamale pie's easy. To keep clean up easy I lined my baking sheet and the bottom of my springform with foil. Poke holes in the crust with a fork like pictured.
- Pre-bake the crusts for 10 minutes at 350 before adding the filling.
- While the crusts bake prepare the egg filling. Mix 1 egg and the remaining tomatillo taco sauce.
- Remove the crust from the oven and fill with the ground beef and then pour the egg mixture over the top.
- Bake the tamale pie for 35-50 minutes depending on your oven. The pie is done when the egg filling is completely set and the crust is brown.
I made this recipe dairy-free, however, you could bake the pie topped with cheese or mix cheese into the ground beef filling.
Allow the pie to cool for 5-10 minutes before trying to cut or serve.
Serve with a bowl of Mexican cauliflower rice or your favorite keto side dish.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 555Total Fat: 26gCarbohydrates: 7gNet Carbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gProtein: 68g