Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Easy, YUMMY Recipe for Sneaking in Veggies!

I ran across a recipe that I had printed off from who knows where. It was incomplete but included many ingredients that I already had at home and sounded yummy, so I thought I'd give it a whirl.
It was soooo good!!! I made some adjustments and added spinach for a veggie kick. It was VERY filling. A second helping put me over the edge last night. I wish I had thought to take a picture when it was all beautiful in the casserole dish, but here is a pick of the very last left-over serving. Can I say again, YUM?!
Alright, so I have NO future in food photography.

Chicken (Spinach) Tamale Casserole 
  • 2 cooked, shredded chicken breasts - about 2 cups (my mom hates shredding chicken so I would suggest maybe 6 chicken tenders and just let the eaters cut their own chicken)
  • 1 box of corn bread mix
  • 1 can of creamed corn
  • 1 can of green chilies
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp red pepper (I use 1/4tsp bc I likey spicy! but still isn't very spicy)
  • 1 tsp cumin (I LOVE cumin!)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese, divided (I just shredded a block of cheddar that I had on hand.)
  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • (optional) 1/2 a box of frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry - I placed the frozen block in a sieve or strainer, ran warm water over it and broke it up with my hands (or about 1/2 cup sauteed spinach) (You may try broccoli if you like.)
Preheat oven as instructed on corn bread mix 

Mix corn bread mix, creamed corn, green chilies, red pepper, cumin, milk, 1/3 cup cheese and spinach (if using)

Pour into a greased 11" by 7"ish or 2L casserole dish

Bake for about 15min or until just set, but not baked all the way through

Poke the cornbread mix liberally with a fork and pour enchilada sauce over it to cover. Spread chicken evenly and add the rest of the cheese on top.

Bake for about 10min more.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream. Mmmmmmmmmm!

Let me know if you try it and how it goes! Did you make any changes?


  1. Might be makin this 2night! I'll let you know how it goes :)

  2. This sounds DELISH! I will be trying this out! Thanks for stopping by and welcoming me to SITS!

  3. We loved it! My cornbread took forEVER to cook. The only thing we did differently was to add creamed spinach to it. YUM! Feel free to post my evening meal choices every day :)

  4. Also - I don't know what's red in your sauce. Mine was green?

  5. You must have used Green Enchilada sauce instead of red.

  6. That does sounds good! I have to sneak in veggies so my husband will eat them. :P

  7. That sounds so interesting.. but I love trying new things... so I should!! Looks good though. Man, now I'm just hungry!


  8. I am making that tomorrow! I'm NOT kidding! Right up my alley completely, including that spicy kick! Thank you!



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