Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tamale Pie!

I won't lie, I LOVE Mexican food, any kind. There's just something about it that screams comfort food to me, much like Portuguese food.

So last night I was in the mood for Tamale Pie and luckily enough, my new cookbook from Sandra Lee had a recipe for it. I've tried other versions before but not this one, so out comes the book and the ingredients and I set to work. I kicked everyone out of the kitchen, just because I am mean like my peace and quiet when I cook LOL

TAMALE PIE
Credit: Sandra Lee's Slow Cooker Cookbook



Recipe:Now let's get cooking:


The recipe calls for Diced tomatoes and chilies, but I used just the plain diced tomatoes because the Salsa Verde had a good kick to it and I wanted my children to eat dinner, not use this as another excuse to get down from the dinner table after one bite. Plus, I think with just the Salsa it makes it spicy enough, but hey if you're all for heat, go for it.


In a skillet, brown the ground beef

Drain, and return to the skillet

Add 1 cup of Salsa Verde

1 can of diced tomatoes and chilies (again, I just used the plain diced tomatoes)

Give it a good stir. I tell you, I'm already craving it LOL

Transfer to a casserole dish *or to your mouth, whichever you wish*.......no really, I'm just kidding, transfer it to the CASSEROLE DISH LOL

In the meantime, in a small bowl, combine 1 can of creamed corn and 1 package of cornbread mix.

I could eat it just like that......I know it's gross, but I could *shrug*

Spread it over the meat mixture in the casserole

Sprinkle the sliced olives over it. The recipe calls for black olives but my kids HATE black olives, so I used the ones I had on hand. It doesn't matter, it's not like Olive Oil is going to bring Popeye to beat me up over it LOL

Bake in a preheated 350ยบ oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until bubbly.


Top with shredded cheese and bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

8 comments:

  1. Ok ... after your other post, I just had to come over and leave you a comment !! :) This does indeed look YUMMY ! Like something you couldn't resist a second serve of !!

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  2. This looks yummy! I will have to try. I'm so glad that you are enjoying my adoption journey blog! Please continue to follow along...I know it wont' be boring!

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  3. Oh Yum.. This is what is for dinner tonight! Commissary here I come!!!

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  4. Sandra you are my cooking hero=)

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  5. Oh my goodness. I made this tonight. YOU are a rockstar. Seriously I have been having some sort of dinner "block" for a while - not knowing what to make. Two nights in a row I've cooked your recipes (this tonight, last night the chicken/sausage ragu) and everybody LOVES it. My husband thanks you. My kids thank you. I thank you too!! :) :)

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  6. Bonnie - It's REALLY good :)

    Billie - Give it a try and let me know what you think :)

    Cara - Can't wait to hear what you thought of it :)

    Court - I love ya girl....you're too sweet :)

    Steph - I'm SO glad you enjoyed it and the husband and kids too. Hope you find other yummy recipes on my blog, I'm happy that you like them :)

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  7. Okay.. so I've had the ingredients to make this.. and finally did tonight.. it's in the oven, and smells DIVINE!!! I snuck a taste of the meat mixture.. YUMMO! Thanks for such a great recipe..

    Cara
    http://deepfriedapplepies.wordpress.com

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  8. I was browsing recipe blogs and came across your tamale pie recipe. Like you, I love Mexican food and knew I had to try it. I made it tonight for dinner and it was a delicious – I had to go back for seconds. I will be adding this to my favorites, thanks.

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