Wild Game Tamale Casserole 

Here is a simple and extremely delicious dinner that can be created with any ground meat you have from turkey to elk, venison to rabbit and so on. I used some fresh ground spring turkey for this delicious dish. Remember food is meant to been eaten  and to be shared! 


Wild Game Tamale casserole

From Field To Plate  




1 pound ground meat (I used wild turkey )

1 tablespoon olive or garlic oil 

1 small yellow onion chopped

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

4 cloves garlic chopped 

¼ cup Ortega chilies (1 can)

1 cup corn drained 

1 can pinto beans rinsed 

1 can black beans rinsed 

1 cup fire roasted tomatoes in juice 

Salt and pepper to taste 

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 cups corn bread mix (boxed or see recipe below)

2 cups Colby jack or cheddar cheese



1. Pre heat oven to 400 (or boxed directions for corn bread)
2. Add oil to skillet and brown your meat, onions, garlic and Worcestershire. Once browned add chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, Ortega and tomatoes cook over medium for 3-4 minutes. 
3. Add corn and beans and simmer additional 7-8 minutes 
4. While meat mixture is cooking make your corn bread 
5. Take your baking dish and coat with oil of baking spray 
6. Add meat mixture to baking dish and top with corn bread mix, sprinkle with cheese and bake until corn bread is golden brown and cheese is melted and bubbling. 
7. Pull from oven and let rest for 5 minutes, slice in and enjoy!!

I topped with fresh salsa verde for that extra added kick! 


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