Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hot Tamale-Cornbread Casserole + Cajun Boogie

Here's one of my favorite Caj-Mex recipes to make when the weather gets cooler.We're still in the mid 80's, here in Cajun country, but I've had an ahnvee for this wonderful comfort casserole, all week. So,  I decided to go ahead and make it, since it's only in the oven for 20 minutes. It's hot and spicy flavors will send you into orbit, cher, and have you going back for more!  And so easy, for those busy days. Bon appetit!

Hot Tamale Cornbread Casserole
1 -1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, mined
2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
1 can (hot) diced Rotel tomatoes
2 cans (hot) Rotel tomato sauce
1 tbs.Worcestershire sauce
2 tbs.'s Cajun seasoning, divided
3 tbs's. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

8 oz. shredded Mexican cheese
1 box Jiffy cornbread mix

In a large heavy skillet brown the ground beef, with 1 tbs. Cajun seasoning. Skim any excess fat and continue cooking and stirring and add Worcestershire sauce, and a little water, if necessary. Add onions, bell peppers, and garlic, and jalapenos, and continue cooking until veggies are soft. (about 10 minutes)

Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, other tbs. Cajun seasoning, chili powder, cumin, and cilantro, then lower heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

Line the bottom of a 13x9 inch casserole dish with tortilla chips. Spread the meat sauce evenly over the chips. Add a layer of shredded cheese over top of the meat sauce.

Make the cornbread according to package directions or make your own, and spread evenly on top of the cheese layer.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until cornbread is golden brown.

Serve with a big tossed salad and a cold beer, for a delightful meal! Cest bon! Enjoy!

I'll be sharing this recipe at ~
Cajun  Boogie

Only 4 more days until the 29th annual Festival Acadiens et Creole! With beautiful weather predicted and a stellar musical line-up for the 3 day "Cajun Woodstock",  this year's festival promises to be the best yet! Come on out and get into the festival spirit and enjoy all things Cajun and Creole.  Here's a little clip that I took of Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars, rockin' the crowd at last year's festival,  just to give you an idea of all the fun that's coming up! A whole lotta nitty-gritty dancin' going on, yeah, cher! For a complete schedule, click here.

Wishing ya'll a fabulous week, filled with happy times. Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


the wild magnolia said...

This is a "must eat" eat recipe, thank you.

ellen abbott said...

I'm still waiting for the adoption papers.

Dee said...

I think I'm gonna have to try this recipe, it looks yummy! Did you miss the gumbo cook-off? I hate that I missed it this year!

Joanne said...

We hit 86 today ... Your mid-80s temps reached all the way into New England this weekend, bringing a Cajun feel to our Autumn air :)

~April~ said...

yum yum... Going to have to try...
I just hopped by to Say Hi Sunday! :-)
Followed you on GFC

Serambi said...

Wow... i'am very hungry visit here, a want to eat anything, very nice blog...

Dzoli said...

Oh waht a comforting dish this must be.All the ingredients:)Looks delicious:)

cookingwithgas said...

Oh yea- this one needs making soon!

Marguerite said...

twm- Thanks, so glad you like it and hope you try it! You're welcome, and thanks for coming by!

ellen- lol, And I'm still waiting for my son to move out of the guest room! lol Have a great week!

Dee- Merci, cher, it's fab and I hope you do! We went yesterday and it was awesome! Tasted a few for you! lol

Joanne- Wow, that's a bit warm for October, there, but it sure beats the cold and snow! :) Enjoy!

April- Hi and welcome! Thanks, it's so good and I hope you try it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for following! I'll be over, soon.

Serambi- Hi and welcome! Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for coming by! It's so nice to meet you!

Big Dude said...

Looks delicious and it's a favorite around here as well. Bev generally makes is as the last eating for our leftover chili, but she's never added the cheese and I think a can of Rotel will go in next time. When we want to kick it up a notch, she tops with her Mexican cornbread

Eddie Bluelights said...

'been watching the Cajun Boogie - no wonder all the gals look nice and slim!" LOL
But . . . . you've tempted me YET AGAIN with your cuinary creation!! LOL. Any Hot Tamale Cornbread Casserole left? I suppose I will have to exercise portion management but I am sure you know me well enough by now! It doesn't work! I am ruled by my eyes and tum! LOL. I love casseroles but this looks something else! I'm about to board a plane - and of course an excuse to see you as well LOL

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh my goodness this sure made my mouth water! Can't have any of these ingredients in my diet but this incorporates all of my favorite "comfort" ingredients!

Drick said...

well, they say a cold front is moving in tonight, might get down into the 70's huh?
been thinking it's about time to make some more tamales and just finished doing research on the Mississippi Hot Tamale Trail so ya know my mouth is all set, and this casserole will do the trick...

KarenG said...

This is one of my husband's favorites. We call it Tamale Pie. I love the cornbread topping, it's the best part!

Honey at 2805 said...

We can always count on you for "good cookin"! Have fun at the upcoming festival!

MM said...

Spicy beef w/ sweet cornbread...can't beat that with a stick! You also brought back some memories. Seeing the words "hot tamale" makes me think of my grandpa who loved making them. Thanks, babe!

Kittie Howard said...

I've filed this recipe away - the weatherman says cooler days are coming - that hot Roitel will warm the innards! (How did we ever manage without Roitel?? It's perfect!)

I'm sure your annual festival will be a foot-stompin' success! BTW, I saw on the history channel that Lafayette is one of the 10 best places in the U.S. to celebrate Christmas!

Linda Starr said...

Oh festival time is coming up around here too can't wait, we have cooled down a bit too, but now a warm spell is coming, great looking recipe.

Miriam said...

Sign me up! I'm lovin' that casserole!!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Rita said...

Love to find a one pot meal and this one has the ingredients, I know we would love. Wish I was there; amuses toi.

Lizzy said...

Oh, you're so sweet for voting for me on Drick's blog :) Thank you!

Now on to your delightful casserole! It's a cooler, rainy day and this would make a perfect dinner. It's similar to a taco "pie" I used to make, but a LOT better~

Pam said...

Yum! Love this, it's definitely my kind of food and would be perfect for this rainy chilly day. Love that Cajun Boogie too.

Cloudia said...

Bonjour Mon Ami!

Aloha from Waikiki;

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Moore or Less Cooking said...

MMM M! Hopping over from Miz Helen's Country Cottage. This is making my stomach grumble! I adore cajun cooking! I am your newest Follower!

Mona said...

YUM YUM!!!!! some of my favorite your blog

Miz Helen said...

Oh Marguerite, I am so glad that I finally got to your place. I need to just rest a bit and listen to some good Cajun Boogie and have some of your Hot Tamale Cornbread. It looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have had a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Fabulous Finds Studio/Boutique said...

I made this recipe the other day...awesome!