|California Tamale Pie|
Okay, in August, what can you think of to celebrate with an easy, tasty tamale pie? How about the Michigan Powerball winner? I'm sure that person is getting his/her financial ducks in a row before coming forward to claim all $337,000,000!! Happy winnings to you, Powerball winner, whoever you are! And with that amount of money, you'll never have to cook for yourself again--please pass this recipe on to your new cook.
last week's post to find out more.
And now, on to food! This California Tamale Pie is for the crock pot. It's simple and delicious, which in itself is worth celebrating, and it tastes like a million!
This recipe is from Mabel Hoffman's Crockery Cookery. If there are four or more in your home, I strongly recommend doubling the recipe. The first time I made it, I sampled some before dinner, but ended up eating nearly half--it's that good! Enjoy!
California Tamale Pie
3/4 cup yellow corn meal
1 cup milk
1 egg slightly beaten
1 lb lean ground beef
1 t chili powder
1/2 t ground cumin
1 t seasoned salt
1 (14 oz.) can chunky salsa
1 (16 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (2.25 oz.) can sliced ripe olives, drained
1 cup cheddar cheese
In a large bowl, mix cornmeal, milk and egg. Stir in meat, chili powder, cumin, salt, salsa, corn and olives. Pour mixture into slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours. Sprinkle cheese over top; cover and cook another 5 minutes. Makes 6-8 servings.
I'd never heard of tamale pie until I found this recipe. Have you ever had it? Also, do you celebrate anything in August? Thanks for visiting!