Ben and I tried tamales this weekend at the lake for first time. They were so good too. If you’ve never had a tamale before, it’s kind of like an enchilada but it’s cooked in the corn husk. You make the dough out of masa harina and stuff it with ground beef, chicken, beans, whatever you like. Then you roll the dough and beef mixture together using the corn husks and steam that for additional 50 minutes. Sounds complicated right?
I wanted to try making them at home and I found this recipe. It had 322 reviews on myrecipes.com. This recipe almost reminded me of the Bubble Up Enchilada recipe that’s been really popular on this site. The corn muffin mix would be the biscuit part and you just top it with whatever kind of protein you like. Like chicken for instance. I think after making this recipe, I’m going to try making my own tamales one time, this recipe didn’t really live up to it’s name.
I leave you with a beautiful picture of the sunset this weekend.
Calories: 354, Fat: 14.1, Carbs: 36.3, Fiber: 2.5, Protein: 18.9
Points Plus: 9 (cut into 8 equal size portions)
Ingredients from Cooking Light
1 cup (4 ounces) preshredded 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese, divided $
1/3 cup fat-free milk $
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn
1 (8.5-ounce) box corn muffin mix (such as Martha White)
1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
Cooking spray $
1 (10-ounce) can red enchilada sauce (such as Old El Paso)
2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Combine 1/4 cup cheese and next 7 ingredients (through chiles) in a large bowl, stirring just until moist. Pour mixture into a 13 x 9–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
3. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until set. Pierce entire surface liberally with a fork; pour enchilada sauce over top. Top with chicken; sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 8 pieces; top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream.
I signed up for Weight Watchers today. I tried losing the weight by myself but it didn’t work. My goal is to lose at least 20 pounds so I can stop taking my blood pressure medication. Wish me luck! 🙂