Martha's Tamale Dressing

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Recipe by babygirl65

This is from a recipe card from HEB Grocery Store. They were giving out samples of the dressing with a Smoky Cranberry Apple Relish, which I will publish too and it was OMG YUMMY!!!! I'm posting both of the recipes so that I don't lose them....

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 dozen prepared tamale (pork, beef or chicken)
  • 1 (8 inch) prepared cornbread
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican seasoning
  • 8 ounces shredded Mexican blend cheese


  1. Heat over to 350. Coat a 9 x 13 in baking dish with non stick spray.
  2. Crumble or cut tamales and corn bread into small pieces, place in a large mixing bowl. Drain juices from tomatoes, set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, Saute onion for 5 minutes.
  4. Add Mexican seasonings and drained tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes until heated and onion is tender.
  5. Toss mixture lightly with tamales, cornbread and cheese. Keep mixture loose; don't overmix or pack down.
  6. Transfer dressing to baking dish, bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until browned.
  7. If you can't find a Mexican blend seasoning, you can use 1 tsp each of Chili powder, garlic powder and ground cumin.

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