Smoky-Spicy Tamale Pies

  • lynnmarlyn Posted: 11/13/08
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    I was very disappointed with this recipe. The corn bread topping was dry and tasteless. There was very little flavor in the meat filling. We ended up throwing away the corn bread topping and using the filling in a burrito. Would definately not make this recipe again.

  • nbalter1 Posted: 02/04/09
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    This is tasteless--especially the cornmeal topping. I doubled the recipe and baked it in a pie dish since we don't have ramekins that large; the pie dish worked fine. If you want a MUCH tastier tamale pie with a cornbread topping, try the Meatless Tamale Pie in the American Heart Association's Quick and Easy cookbook--it's really good.

  • inwinecountry Posted: 12/11/08
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    I love this recipe. I made it as directed except I subbed fresh peppers as I didn't have green chilis in my tomatoes. I thought it was plenty spicy and I like spicy food. I doubled the recipe so I can freeze some.

  • dreintsma Posted: 03/16/09
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    Pretty blah...need more kick or cheese. Will probably try again.

  • JimMarltonNJ Posted: 11/28/11
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    This had a nice spicy, but not too hot taste. Easy to make. I used Hunt;s fire roasted diced tomatoes and about half of a can (4.5 oz) of Old El Paso Green Chiles.

  • RLoushin Posted: 10/10/12
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    Won't be making this again. I used the cayenne pepper instead of the chili, as mine don't like things that hot. I also used a little smoked paprika to get a smoky taste and chili beans instead of just kidney beans. Still,too bland. The filling was practically tasteless, though enough heat. The topping was good texture and attractive, but again, tasteless. Not worth trying to fix up, will just look for a different recipe.

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