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Friday, December 17, 2010

Tamale Loaf

This is a classic recipe in my family. I remember eating it as a child and I still really enjoy it. And this time around I even found a Jimmy Dean sausage with minimal processing and no MSG to use in it!

Tamale Loaf

Mix #1:

1 1/4 lbs. sausage meat (I used less than 1 lb.); cook thoroughly, then add onion below
1 large onion, chopped; cook till tender before adding following ingredients
1 can creamed corn (I used 1 1/2 c. frozen corn)
3 c. diced tomatoes (I used 1 1/2 cans)
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 can whole olives

Mix #2:

2 1/2 c. milk
1 2/3 c. cornmeal

Add Mix #2 to Mix #1.

Then separate 2 large eggs in another bowl and beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites into the combined mixes.

Grease 9 X 13" pan and pour mixture in before cornmeal settles. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes, then turn down to 300 for 30 minutes.

My mom's note: With leftovers, either eat cold or warm in fry pan in a little butter.


Carolyn said...

Sorry Katrina, you know I love reading your blog...but seeing as I don't eat meat I probably won't be trying this recipe any time soon. :)

Katrina said...

Nope. I knew you wouldn't. But hopefully others can use it.

jcgk said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE tamales. I order them EVERY time I go to a Mexican restaurant. (and I'm not a big pork eater....) Will have to try this!

Katrina said...

Me too! (Especially homemade by a Mexican woman who KNOWS how to cook!) I was eating some of this as leftovers for my snack last night and realizing how much it really does taste like tamales.

jcgk said...

did you use green or black olives?

Katrina said...

I always use black, but I guess if you're one who loves green, you could use those instead.

jcgk said...

I made this last night for dinner. The texure is different, lighter...but it is GOOD!! It DOES taste like tamales. Adam liked it, too. He really liked the kind of sausage (it was Jimmy Dean). Adam and I are the only ones who'll eat it....does it freeze well?

Katrina said...

Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! And yes, I recall that it does freeze well.

jcgk said...

Good good. I mean I like it...but I can't feature eating it all week :) Adam is not an olive I used 1/4 can of black olives so he could pick around them.


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