What a disappointment! I only had 6 poblano peppers to begin with and after making the filling I only had enough for 5 of the peppers even though the recipe calls for 8. So I made a second batch of the filling and used some extra anaheim peppers I had on hand. Doubling the filling gave me enough for 6 poblano peppers and 6 large anaheim peppers and about 1/2 cup left over. The filling tasted great, everything smelled great and I was so excited to eat them! What a mess. When the timer beeped I opened the oven to find that all of the filling had oozed out into the pan. It was like a bunch of peppers in a sea of thick soup. The filling did not set up at all. We ate them anyway and the flavor was very good but it certainly was NOT a tamale inside of a pepper! I am going to try this recipe once more, doubling the filling and doing some major tweaks to thicken it up. Hopefully it will work.
Chilies with Corn Tamale Filling
lisasean Posted: 06/03/11