Monday, November 17, 2008

Tamale Pie

Made this yesterday for lunch (and to eat on throughout the week). It was very good... I think that it might be missing something... some Cilantro maybe or cumin...? I do recommend this dish though...

Tamale Pie - Found/adapted from Weight Watchers community boards
1 c yellow cornmeal
2.25 c cold water
1 cube chicken bouillon
1 lb lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
4 tsp chili powder
4 cloves garlic
1 tsp salt
Dash pepper
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste (I forgot this... Oops! It was a little watery)
1 can Ro-Tel original (undrained)
1 can whole kernel corn (I drained)
1 can dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
FF or soy cheddar shreds
~~~~Preheat oven to 350*. Spray a 9 x 13" casserole pan with Pam.
~~~~Bring 2-1/4 cups water to a boil, add bouillon cube. Stir in cornmeal, and whisk until fairly thick and most lumps are gone (takes a few minutes). Spread into bottom of casserole pan and set aside.(I baked this at 350 for about 7 minutes to try and get it firmed up a bit) Brown beef, onion, and green pepper. Add chili powder, garlic, salt and pepper, and mix well(This is where I would add some cumin). Add tomato paste, Ro-Tel, corn, and kidney beans. (*this is where I would add the cilantro)
~~~~Spread over the cornmeal crust and top evenly with cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes at 350*.

1 comment:

snackmom said...

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