Thursday, March 11, 2010

Supper in a Hurry


I ran across this cocktail napkin and knew I had to have it! Lately, I’ve been a busy girl, but as we all know: We still have to eat. I don’t think you’ll find this recipe on the food network or in a gourmet magazine, but one of our young friends who eats here frequently pronounced it his “favorite meal here ever”. Granted, he’s not a food critic, but the recipe got rave reviews at my daughter’s house too.


Hot Tamale Pie

2 cans beef tamales, drained and unwrapped

4-6 boneless chicken breasts, boiled and chopped

1 (15 1/2) ounce can tomato sauce

1 cup sour cream

Cheddar cheese, grated

Place the tamales in the bottom of a greased 2-quart casserole dish. Top with chopped chicken. Mix tomato sauce and sour cream. Pour mixture over the chicken and tamales. Top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees about 20-30 minutes.

I haven’t figured out a way to make it “camera pretty”, but trust me. This one didn’t last long. What can I say—the napkin says it all! :)

Michael at Designs by Gollum is sure to have something special whipped up for us. You can visit her and a long list of “foodies” by clicking on the FF button on my sidebar. Thanks Michael!


  1. Those recipes are the best kind- the ones that are eaten before you can get the picture taken!
    xoxo Pattie

  2. I love the napkin and there are nights that I am all about fast, cheap and easy. Love this recipe!


  3. O, that looks yummy !
    p.s. I'm quick and cheap and easy too !!

  4. Anyone that calls the evening meal "supper" was definitely raised in the south. Your recipe sounds good, but it won't be happening around here as we are on Weight Watcher's. I'm all about cooking things that are quick.

  5. I am not a tamale person, but that sounds good. Love the napkin! :-D Had to turn the A/C on in the car today - wonderful! :-D
    Have a great weekend.

  6. I think this will be on our table soon. Hubby & I both love Mexican dishes.
    Have you tried mixing a pkg of taco seasoning with the chicken or tomato sauce? I think that would be a nice addition. I do that when I make chicken quesadillas.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  7. Ok, I want the napkin too! That's hilarious! My Foodie Friday contribution is Mexican too...easy and tasty. I was just telling my hubby that some tamales sound good but I wasn't really sure how to prepare I know. I'm sure my 6 kids, hubby and I will like this alot! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  8. That looks, and sounds so very very good! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Bon appetit'!

  9. I have missed you! I know the feeling of being computer impaired! How did we live before them??
    Glad you are back, and your pie sounds good..
    Put cheese on anything and I am there, LOL!

  10. Susan, that looks great! If it's fast and tasty, hey, it doesn't have to win a beauty contesst. LOL! My dad would have two forks out to eat this as fast as he could. He was a big tamale man.

    Thanks for sharing...


    Sheila :-)

  11. Anything with that much cheese has to be good!

  12. I am a huge fan of tamales and your recipe looks and sounds delicious! Joni

  13. Ok I am going to have research tamales...I have had one before when we went to Arizona but I have never seen them here. Your recipe looks divine!

    Best wishes,

  14. Taste buds are blind, my poppy :)
    I just love that napkin!

  15. This is a gem of a recipe. I adore tamales and can taste this already. I'm having this for lunch tomorrow.

  16. That sounds really yummy. My mother used to make hot tamale pie when we were kids. I think she actually made a ground beef mixture and then topped it with some kind of cornmeal mixture. I know hers didn't have chicken in it, but that sounds like a good combo.

  17. Oh my gosh ... my kind of recipe! Easy and it sounds delish!!!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    P.S. That napkin's a scream! It would make a great sampler to hang on the kitchen wall. ;)

  18. This look and sounds delicious. I wish my father in law ate cheese because I would make this tomorrow night! Maybe I will anyway...hmmm...

    Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  19. lolol that is hilarious! if I am what I eat. I am hot and spicy! lol

    the pie looks so good!

  20. Today is our son's wedding!!!
    I am going to cry I just know it!
    Popped in to say hello and hope your weekend is grand!

  21. Looks great!!! I love the cocktail napkin!!!

  22. Wow, this looks down and dirty. Translation: quick, easy and yummy!

    Have a great weekend, Bonnie

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