I’m kind of in a rut creatively when it comes to food. Since it’s summertime, I should be more active in trying new things; but so far, I haven’t been as productive as I would have hoped. Oh well, summer ain’t over yet…I still have hope that I will be inspired before school starts again. So currently, I’m looking at what’s in my small arsenal of recipes and trying to come up with something I haven’t done before. This recipe is a mix of my Vegetarian Chili and my Vegetable Pot Pie. I googled what it could be called; and lo and behold, there are people who have similar versions and it is called a “tamale pie.” That link is for the carnivore version. It is basically a combo of beans and veggies with cornbread baked on top.
I was pretty lazy with the ingredients but here it is: can of corn, can of black beans, can of diced tomatoes, green pepper, onion, minced garlic, shredded cheese, Morningstar Grillers, salt, black pepper, chilli powder, cornbread mix
Chopped the green pepper and onions and let them simmer a bit
Drained the corn and beans and added them to the pot. Put 2 frozen griller patties in microwave for a little bit and then mashed them with a fork before adding them to the pot. Season with salt, pepper, chili powder, etc and have mixture come to a boil. Preheat oven to 400.
Grease a dish and pour mixture in, then mix in shredded cheese. Put cornbread mix in separate bowl and follow packet directions.
Spread cornbread dough across the top. I tried to spread it evenly but it was pretty thick. Put in oven for about 15 min or until cornbread is baked through.
It turned out really tasty and I added some Fritos for the crunch factor. In hindsight, I probably should have made the cornbread from scratch (the package one was a little too dry) and used fresh corn straight from the cob or something…but aintnobodygottimefadat 🙂