For some reason my review on the 19th didn't post, so here I go again! DD helped make this and entire fanily enjoyed this! I think I should have let this cool loger than the 20 minutes b/c mine didn't set up well, but it still tastes great. Next time I might prebake the bottom cormeal then layer and continue as directed since that is the part that didn't firm up for me. DEEELISH!! I added the olives in to the top layer to bake and only put the toppings on half (DD is sometimes picky!!) Thanks for a flavorful dish, V!!! ZWT3.
This was fabulous! The only 'problem' was after being frozen, it cooked up as a glob, not layered anymore. But if you don't care what it looks like after freezing, rock on! Easy to assemble & delicious. The kids ate & ate & ate it until it was gone. I made this fro ZWT3 OAMC Challenge.
The recipe seems to have come out swimmingly, but I did suffer a portioning issue with the corn batter. It was necessary to boil up another cup of batter to completely cover the top of the dish, and the bottom was not spread thickly. Using the next size smaller casserole would have made the portions perfect. Thanks again for the recipe, I've been looking for one like this to finish my monthly menu...:)
This was very yummy!! Comforting and such a nice tamale mix. Just as a note for myself, I think I would maybe try a wee bit less tamale on the bottom next time. Thank you for posting. Will be happy to make again, but for now, am very happy to freeze leftovers and have in the future!
This was great! Easy and flavorful, and like you said, it feeds a crowd. We ate half and sent the other half over to some friends for dinner. I made it as written this time, but next time I might add some beans, maybe put the black olives right in with the meat. Thanks for posting, V!