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Tamale Ring – Easy, Quick and Delicious Dinner

Tamale Ring – An Easy, Quick and Delicious Dinner

A few weeks ago an online friend sent me a recipe to try.  It sounded so good I tried it right away and it was delicious! I asked her~Julia~ if I could share her recipe and she said yes.  I could hardly wait to share it with you.  This is a quick, easily and delicious meal that everyone in our family absolutely loved and we all want it again.  Julia told me how good the leftovers are but we almost never have leftovers in our house so I will trust her with that.

Easy-to-make Tamale Ring - a quick and easy dinner. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.comJulia doesn’t have a blog but she does have an Etsy shop and an Ebay store  and if you have men in your life, big or little, they will love the Military dog tags that she and her husband make.  Their favorite material to use ~ “anything we can recycle or upcycle”.

And now for the delicious recipe!tamale-ring-ingredients-cupcakes-and-crinoline

Tamale Ring ~ Easy, Quick and Delicious


  • 2 boxes Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese (you can use sharp or mild)
  • 1 pound ground meat (beef or turkey-whichever you prefer)
  • 1 jar salsa (16 or 24 ounces)

Tamale Ring - Fresh Out of the Oven


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray your bundt pan with cooking spray.
  3. Mix the Muffin mix, eggs, milk and cheese.
  4. Place one-half of the muffin mixture into the bottom of the bundt pain.
  5. Cook ground meat and drain if needed.
  6. Mix salsa into meat and spread over muffin mix.
  7. Spoon remainder of muffin mix on top.
  8. Bake 40 minutes at 375 degrees.
  9. Let sit for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
  10. Serve with sour cream if desired.


A big thank you to Julia for sharing her delicious recipe with us!

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Holly Lefevre

Tuesday 13th of November 2012

My kids are going to love you for this!

Mary Beth

Wednesday 14th of November 2012

Thanks, Holly ~ my kids (AND ME!) love this as well. So easy and tasty. : )

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates

Monday 12th of November 2012

I love how simple that is! And another reason to use the old tube pan - which is good! :)

Mary Beth

Wednesday 14th of November 2012

Thanks so much, Lisa ~ thanks for stopping by ~ hugs, mb


Sunday 11th of November 2012

My family would love this, thanks! You are sparing me from another Taco night! xo


Thursday 8th of November 2012

Looks wonderful! We love anything spicy....MMmmmmm

Mary Beth

Friday 9th of November 2012

Thanks, Gwen ~ I read your comment and thought I need to make this again. I'm a sucker for meals like this. Have a great weekend!


Wednesday 7th of November 2012

Sounds delish, pinned it. Bliss

Mary Beth

Friday 9th of November 2012

Thanks so much! : )