I attended the Latina Blogger’s Conference on Friday. Within a few minutes of arriving a nice man sat down next to me and we started to chat. Not 10 minutes into being at the conference he asked, “Are you actually Latina?”
Ha! Apparently I forgot my sombrero so I can understand it being unclear
I obviously get this a lot so it’s ‘no big’ but I thought it was funny.
So, even though I am no longer vegetarian, I’m still Mexican. And even though my Meatless Mexican Monday series is dead in the Rio Grande, I have an easy Mexican inspired recipe for you today…
Tamale Pie Recipe
I LOVE tamales. But making legit ‘spread the masa, fill then with meat, roll it up, steam…tamales’ is A LOT of work. My family only makes tamales for Christmas. We made a HUGE batch and freeze some for New Year’s. But outside of that we get them from a deli or the lady that sells them outside the store.
But here is the tamale experience in pie form – no corn husks needed!
1 1/4 c corn flour
2/3 c water, add more as needed
3 Tb oil
3/4 tsp salt
1 pound ground meat of your choice
chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper
Directions: Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cook onion until translucent. Add meat cook through, season to taste. Add salsa.
Make crust: combine corn flour, water, salt and oil. Mix. Add more water or oil until it combines easily.
Serve with salsa and cilantro.