Thursday, March 13, 2008

One-dish fiesta

Tamale pie casserole is a twist on the Mexican food we're used to making. It's tasty and easy to make.


3/4 c. cornmeal
1 egg
1 1/2 c. milk
1 lb. ground beef
1 Tbsp. mild taco seasoning (more or less)
1/2 c. chopped onion (optional)
1 small can enchilada sauce
1 c. chunky mild salsa
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 can corn, drained
1 can sliced olives, drained
1 1/2 c. grated cheese
Chopped green onions (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cornmeal, egg and milk, then set aside. Brown ground beef sprinkled with taco seasoning in large skillet, then drain fat. Add onion, enchilada sauce, salsa, tomatoes, corn and olives. Simmer over medium heat for five minutes. Pour into 9 x 13 pan, then mix in cornmeal batter. Bake about 50 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and green onions, and bake until cheese is melted.


doug said...

That looks yum! I'm totally gonna try it!

Holly said...

One fresh jalapeno minced and mixed in ought to give it the kick you wanted (not much) - if you use a spicy salsa though, that may do it too.

Marie said...

I have realized what this needs: taco seasoning in the beef. That gives it the kick I need.