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.
Bake crust for 10 minutes. Add meat mixture and cheese. Bake until heated through and crust is set another 5 to 12 minutes.
Serve with salsa and cilantro.