Easy Tamale Pie: Low Carb Mexican Recipe

if you love Tex-Mex food but hate the carbs this easy tamale pie is for you! Quick to make and has all of that great Tex-Mex flavor with just 4.5 net carbs!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 538kcal
Author Marye


  • 1/4 pound lean ground beef salted to taste and cooked
  • 3 black olives pitted
  • 2 tablespoons salsa verde divided use
  • 1 ounce cheddar cheese divided use - shredded
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons coconut flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • salt Pinch of
  • 1 tablespoon of butter chilled and chopped in small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro optional - chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoonful cheese cojita - crumbled - optional


  • Oil the inside of a 2 cup glass measuring cup or bowl.
  • Add the beef to the bottom.
  • Mix in 1 tablespoon of the salsa verde.
  • Slice the olives over the top of the meat.
  • Sprinkle with half the cheese.
  • Set aside.
  • Blend the flaxseed meal, coconut flour, almond flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the butter and blend with a fork until the mixture looks like small pebbles.
  • Add the remaining salsa and stir until well blended.
  • Spoon over the top of the meat, cheese, and olives.
  • Microwave on high for 45 seconds.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and microwave 45 more seconds or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let stand for a minute before turning out onto a plate.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro and Cojita cheese if desired.


Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 784mg | Potassium: 922mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 835IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 396mg | Iron: 4.3mg