Thursday, October 05, 2006
Sometimes your wildest dreams can come true!
Quick Tamale Casserole
365 Favorite Brand Name Hamburger Copyright 1997
1 ½ pounds ground beef
¾ cup sliced green onions
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained and divided
1 can (15 ¼ ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
1 can (10 ¾ ounces) condensed tomato soup
¾ cup salsa
1 can (2 ¼ ounces) chopped pitted ripe olives (optional) I added these
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
4 slices (3/4 ounce each) American cheese, halved I used Longhorn cheddar
4 corn muffins, cut into ½-inch cubes I crumbled them
Mexican Sour Cream Topping (recipe follows)(optional)
In skillet, brown ground beef with green onions. Drain. Reserve 2 tablespoons chilies for Mexican Sour Cream Topping, if desired. Stir in remaining chilies, corn, tomato soup, salsa, olives, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder and garlic powder until well blended. Place in 2-quart casserole. Top with cheese, then evenly spread muffin cubes over cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F for 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with Mexican Sour Cream Topping, if desired.
Mexican Sour Cream Topping
1 cup sour cream I used lite sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped green chilies, reserved from above
2 teaspoons chopped jalapeño peppers (optional) I added these
2 teaspoons lime juice
Combine all ingredients in small bowl; mix until well blended.
Sometimes I like to take a break from reality and imagine what things would be like in a 'perfect' world. I could eat anything and not gain weight. I'd never have to clean up after myself. I could buy as many groceries as I'd like. People would send me cookbooks out of the blue.
Well, most of that is pure fantasy but my online friend Tammy (Mickey15 to my KT friends), contacted me and asked me if I wanted some cookbooks she was getting rid of, fulfilling at least part of my dream. She sent me this book, a local cookbook, a couple of Pampered Chef cookbooks (I think the stoneware one has the pizza dip recipe that I've been looking for), a couple of Christmas cookbooks. Oh, a crockpot book too. Thank you Tammy!
I have a smaller Favorite Brand Name Hamburger cookbook that only has a small portion of the recipes in this book. This book has recipes for all the ground meats, not just beef. I know this cookbook will be used heavily. I had some Cornmeal Cheddar Muffins in the freezer and a can of condensed tomato soup in the pantry so this recipe caught my eye right away. My son loved it. I loved it too. The sour cream topping was great but not necessary since the casserole isn't very spicy. You could turn up that heat if you'd like to. This could be played around with quite a bit - beans would be great in it too.
A Blast From The Past: Tex-Mex Cavatappi from February 2006. Great stuff.
Question of the Day: I have a single pastry pie crust I need to use up - what should I do with it (what would you do with it)?