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Low Carb Keto Tamale Casserole

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 slices
Calories 612kcal



  • 1 tablespoon avocado or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pound ground beef ground turkey works as well
  • 1 15-ounces can petite diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons golden erythritol
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce


Serving suggestions:

  • green onion
  • sour cream
  • tomatoes sliced


  • Prep. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Saute. In a large skillet, add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (1 tablespoon) and saute the onion (1 cup) and bell pepper (1). Cook until soft (about 7 minutes). Add garlic (2) and cook until fragrant (about 1-2 minutes). Add the beef (1 pound) and cook until no longer pink, breaking the meat into small pieces with the back of your spoon as it browns. Tilt your pan to the side, and push meat and veggies to the opposite side, allowing excess grease to pool toward the titled side. Use paper towels and a set of tongs to soak up the pooled grease.
  • Toast + simmer. Add the chili powder (2 tablespoons), cumin (2 teaspoons), and oregano (1 tablespoon), and toast until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add all remaining casserole ingredients and simmer uncovered over medium-low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Topping. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the almond flour (2 1/2 cups), psyllium husk (1/4 cup), Swerve or Lakanto (2 tablespoons), baking powder (4 teaspoons), and salt (1 teaspoon). Add the water (3/4 cup), corn extract (2 teaspoons), and whisked eggs (2). Stir to combine. Use a large spoon to drop the batter over the top of your filling, then spread evenly using damp fingers. Sprinkle shredded cheese (1/2 cup) over the top.
  • Bake pie in a preheated oven for 25 minutes. Allow it to cool slightly before dishing up. Top casserole slices with sliced green onions, sour cream, and tomatoes. Enjoy!


Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 46g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 4g | Net Carbs: 13g | Sugar Alcohol: 5g

Delicious recipe from Lindsey Hyland // www.thelittlepine.com