Sunday, November 23, 2008

tamale pie! yum!

We all know I'm a crap cook. But I made something in the crock pot last night that was actually DELICIOUS! It's from Crockpot365- but you could easily adapt it to the oven as well, in a glass baking dish.

Tamale Pie
3/4 cup cornmeal
1-1/4 cup flour (or GF baking mix)
1 cup milk (I used water)
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon baking powder (unless you're using gluten-free mix, then omit)

1 can drained/rinsed black beans
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
1 can drained corn
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 cup diced onion
1/2 cup cheese

Spray Crockpot w/ cooking spray. Dump in filling, stir. Mix cornbread in separate bowl, pour evenly over top.
Cook on Low 4-7 hours, High 2-4 hours (Mine was done at about 2.5 hours on high).

Of course, I mixed things up: I left out the onions (yuck!), substituted tomato paste b/c I had that on hand, doubled the spices, and added more cheese. (of course!) I also made this gluten-free by using Pamela's baking mix and skiping the baking powder. I also thought there was WAY too much cornbread vs. filling in this- it might be the GF mix I used- so I added a sweet potato after the fact. That's from a recipe on Karina's GF Kitchen, where she makes sweet potato enchiladas. You could easily add the sweet potato before hand- just peel and cube mix in w/ the filling. That's also a great way to get kids to eat their veggies, and they are super cheap right now going into Thanksgiving.

1 comment:

FinnyKnits said...

Ooh! I've been checking in at Crockpot365 and I starred this recipe. I'll have to make it now that I've read your *sincere and honest* review. :)

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