Slow Cooker Tamale Pie



Slow Cooker Tamale Pie is everything you love about tamales but put together ‘bowl-style’ and made in much less time. You craving tamales but without the work? This Tamale Pie is the solution.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds boston pork butt , (or any other shreddable meat)
  • 2 cloves garlic, , minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 3/4 cup taco sauce
  • 1 small onion, , finely diced
  • 8 ounces canned green chilies, , finely diced

Masa Mixture

  • 2 cups masa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Salt and pepper the meat on all sides. Place in the crock pot.
  • Add diced onion, chilies, and garlic around the meat. Cover the meat in taco sauce. Cook on low for 4 hours (especially if pork as you do not want to overcook it).
  • The last 30 minutes, combine all ingredients to make the masa topping. Shred the meat and add it back into the crock pot with an additional cup of water. Top the meat with the masa mixture. Top the masa mixture with shredded cheese if desired (cogita or cheddar). Cover and allow to cook for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Serve with pica de galo, sour cream, lime or cilantro.

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