Saturday, June 12, 2010

Tamale Tumble

Ever wonder how you can get the great taste of tamales without going to Mexico, or even worse, Trader Joe's? Food vs. Face has the solution! On accident!
Last month we had some spicy breakfast sausage over at Mr. FvF's mother's and he loved the hell out of it, so I wanted to make something dinner-y with it when we got back to civilization. I figured it would be super tasty, but I never put two and two together that it's basically deconstructed tamales, without the fuss of the husk. Not hooked yet? It's Crock Pot recipe. Just set it and forget it! Wait, that's dentures. Or super glue. Whatever. You only have to do real cooking for like, 5 minutes.

Tamale Tumble
1 lb/1 roll spicy pork sausage
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 can corn w/peppers
1 can diced tomatoes w/chiles
2/3 C yellow cornmeal
1 C milk
1 egg, beaten
1 C shredded cheese

Crumble and brown sausage in a skillet and drain. No worries if it's not completely done, because it's going to cook for 6 more hours. Spray your crock with cooking spray and dump the sausage in. Add the tomatoes, corn and taco seasoning and stir well. In a small bowl, mix the milk, cornmeal and beaten egg and pour that into the crock, then give it another good stir. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, then add cheese to the top and cover for another 5 minutes so it melts.


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