For those of you who aren't huge corn meal fans, use one part Juffy corn muffin mix to one part jiffy biscuit mix. No need to cook, just spread a light layer over the top of your meat mixture. This will give you lighter slightly sweet topping! We also add olives! This is our Annual Christmas Eve Supper! Gives us women time for fellowship! (and baking!)
This recipe is easy and delicious! The first time I made this recipe, I followed the directions exactly. After that, my boyfriend and I decided we actually liked it better without the topping. We eat the filling as is, put it on nachos with cheese, or use it as the meat part of tacos and top with sour cream, cheese, etc. Very versatile and pretty quick and easy to make.
Excellent recipe! I loved the topping and that the recipe is packed with veggies! I admit, I made a little extra of the topping, because that is the yummy part & I added a little extra chili powder. Great option for brown bagging for lunch.
Very much enjoyed this recipe. Made with suggested black beans. Easy recipe overall but it was a little tricky trying to make the cornmeal mixture spread across the top of each serving. Will definitely make this again.
Delicious. Made in a pyrex casserole dish instead of ramekins without any issues. Kept it in the oven on warm for an hour before serving and no problem.
This recipe wasn't that hard, or at least I imagine it would have been a lot easier if I had a stove with working burners. I think the only part that was difficult was getting the cornmeal mixture to spread easily over the tops of the ramekins. All in all, my husband and I loved the flavor, and it's definitely something I would like to make again.
Pretty good and quick weeknight meal. Bumped up the ingredients a little & used a 9x11 baking dish. Used quick cooking polenta for the coarse ground cornmeal (essentially the same thing). Served with a green salad tossed with a lime vinegarette.
This was good. The filling would be delicious as a chili also. Loved the topping but my kid's did not. I will top theirs with crushed tortilla chips next time and just do the tamale topping for the adults. Really pretty easy to make.
Substituted ground beef for chicken as that was available. Turned out great with a nice level of heat. We will definetly do this one again!
Oh man. This was so surprisingly good. I agree with a previous reviewer that this seemed a little more involved than I wanted for a quick weeknight meal, but it wasn't involved at all and was worth every moment. I will likely, in the future, prep the meat mixture on the weekend so that I can just make the tamale part and pop it in the oven for super quick cooking in the evening.
Very good. Seemed a bit complicated to make once reading the recipe, but really wasn't.
We really liked this and the cheesy cornmeal topping was very tasty.