In my mom’s hometown, there is a food stand called The Tamale King. The owner, Ray, makes the BEST tamales in the United States.
I am not even going to pretend that my skillet tamales compare to Ray’s real tamales. These are the lazy version; you don’t have to…
- Shred the meat
- Make masa
- Soak corn husks
- Assemble individuals tamales
You just need a skillet and about 30 minutes to cook this delicious dinner.
- 1 pound ground beef or turkey
- 1 bell pepper (any color will work; I used yellow)
- 1/2 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 cups salsa
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2/3 cup frozen corn
- 6 corn tortillas
- 4 oz. shredded cheese
- Chop the pepper. Cook the pepper and the meat in a skillet over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until meat is cooked through and no longer pink. Drain.
- Return meat to skillet with cumin, chili powder, salsa, water, and corn. Bring to a boil.
- Cut tortillas in half and then into 1-inch strips. Add the tortillas strips to the skillet. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 8 minutes.
- Top with cheese before serving.
P.S. I am linking up with Angie for Fiesta Friday.
Some days, I know exactly what I want to eat. Other days, I stand in front of the open refrigerator and stare. Today fell into the second category. Turkey? No. Cottage cheese? No. Steamed veggies? Nothing sounded quite right. I racked my brain. I wanted something sweet, not too sugary, and with lots of protein. The healthy dessert nachos were born! I mixed up some cinnamon and honey, spread it on two corn tortillas, and grilled them. For the topping, I used my Peanut Butter Paradise Pudding and fresh strawberries. It was delectable!
For the Chips:
- 2 corn tortillas
- 1 tbs honey (more or less to taste)*
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon (more or less to taste)*
*This is an approximate amount. I simply stirred honey and cinnamon together until it looked like a good amount.
- Spray a frying pan with non-stick spray and begin warming it over high heat.
- Mix the cinnamon and honey.
- Using a spoon, spread the honey-cinnamon mixture evenly onto one side of the tortillas.
- Use scissors to cut the tortillas into triangles.
- Place tortillas, honey-side-up, onto hot pan and allow to cook 3-5 minutes, until crisp. The bottom side should be lightly browned.
- Serve with your choice of toppings and dips.