Friday, September 26, 2008

Tamale Pie


This was somewhat of a difficult dish for me to prepare. It smelled so dog gone good while it was cooking that I wanted to start eating it before it made it to the casserole dish.

Tamale Pie -
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter Dutch oven and sauté 1 medium onion chopped, 1 cup baby bella or white mushrooms, and 1 cup of thinly sliced green onions over high heat until softened, about 4 minutes.

Then drop in 2 lbs. of lean ground meat, and cook it down until it fully browns. Strain the beef and veggies and set it aside. Remove all the juices that accumulated in the pot and put the pot back on the burner, and add to it the 2 cans of Rotel tomatoes. I used one can of original Rotel tomatoes and 1 can of Rotel with lime and cilantro. Cook the tomatoes for about 3 minutes on high heat or until the liquid reduces slightly.
Put the meat back into the pot and stir into it the 2 cloves of minced garlic, 3 heaping teaspoons of chili powder, 2 level teaspoons of cumin, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce, 2 cans Mexican corn, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Combine everything well and simmer the meat mixture covered for about 5 minutes.

While the ground beef is cooking, butter an 9x13 Pyrex baking dish and sprinkle with 12 broken taco shells evenly over the bottom.

In a small bowl prepare two packages of Jeffy cornbread mix.
Set both aside temporarily.
Remove the cover from the pot and stir in 1 can of black beans with the liquid. Fully incorporated the beans into the meat. Cover the pot and simmer for 5 additional minutes.

Spoon out the meat mixture over the taco chips, spread 1 cup of sour cream over the meat, spread the cornbread mixture over the sour cream, sprinkle cheddar cheese or a blend of cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheese.


Bake in a pre-heated 450 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes until the corn bread is golden brown. Serve piping hot!

19 comments:

Pam said...

YUM! I love Mexican food so much - it's my favorite. I've never made a tamale pie but I will now... This recipe sounds great!

gigi said...

Oh, this sounds so good!!! And so easy to make. I think I'll try it soon. I think maybe my kids would like this and I'll invite them all to dinner and cook some more of that roasted broccoli! I can't seem to get enough.

Bridgett said...

This is a feast on one plate! The recipe sounds easy and the results look absolutely delicious. I bet this didn't last long in your house.

Marjie said...

Don't you hate it when you can't wait for the food, and just want to sample it already?

Your plate's really pretty!

Maria said...

Mexican food is always welcome at our house! This dish looks wonderful!

gunnyPink said...

OK, Katherine... If it is true that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach; you have become the uncontestable winner of mine. It goes without saying, that the way to a man's stomach is past his tongue, and my tongue is salivating more than Pavlov's dogs could ever do.
Thank you.

Aggie said...

Oh Katherine I wouldn't be able to get enough of this. This sounds SO good!

Michele said...

I've been wanting to make tamales for weeks. I just don't want to have to do all of that work. Your tamale pie might just be the answer. It looks and sounds wonderful!

Reeni said...

This looks so good! It's cold and rainy here and this would be the perfect comfort meal right now!!

Candy said...

This looks like something my boys will love! Plus pretty easy to clean up.

Prudy said...

I love tamale pie and I haven't made it in ages. Thanks for the reminder. Yours looks great.

Debbie said...

Your dish looks great! I can eat Mexican food anytime.....

Amanda said...

This sounds delicious!! I made a dish similar to this once, will have to try this one, thanks!

gigi said...

Hey you, I made this for supper last night! It was really good! I may post it on my blog next Tuesday! Thanks for a good Friday night supper :)

The Blonde Duck said...

It looks great to me!

Jenny said...

Ah, tamale pie is such a treat. I haven't had one in way too long. Your recipe looks and sounds incredible!

Lanny said...

Mmmm, sounds yummy! My husband would love this.

Paula said...

I bet I would have a hard time waiting for this, too. I just love all the flavors in this, and it seems fairly easy to assemble. I was surprised by the Worcestershire sauce, I bet it adds a secret flavor! YUM!

Megan said...

It's in the oven! Yum, it looks and smells so good. But I forgot to add the black beans-BUMMER :(