Sunday, September 6, 2009

.Jack-o'-Lantern Tamale Bake.

Jack-o'-Lantern Tamale Bake Halloween Mexican Recipe

1 1/4 lb lean ground beef
1 jar (16 oz) chunky salsa
1 can (7 oz) corn, drained
1 c an (2.25 oz) sliced black olives, drained
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup ( 4 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
4 boxes (about 8.5 oz each) cornbread mix, plus ingredients to prepare mix

Green bell pepper
scallions or chives
roasted red peppers
olive tapenade

Sour cream, chopped scallions
- OR -
tomatoes, guacamole

.You Will Need.
Wilton Iridescents! Jack-O-Lantern Pan

1. Heat oven to 400°F. Coat pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. To make Filling: In a large nonstick skillet, brown ground beef; drain. Stir in salsa, corn, olives, chili powder, salt, and pepper; heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove skillet from heat; stir in cheese. Keep filling hot.

3. Prepare two boxes cornbread mix according to directions. Spread batter evenly on bottom of pan; spoon in filling to approximately 1-in. from edge of pan. Prepare remaining boxes of mix. Spread batter evenly over filling making sure batter flows into edges of pan.

4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until top crust is golden brown and firm to the touch. Remove from oven to wire rack to cool 15 minutes. If cornbread has baked over edge of pan, loosen edges from pan. Place serving plate on top and turn over to release.

5. To decorate: Cut bell pepper into stem, scallions into strips for hair and roasted peppers into triangles for eyes and nose. Arrange on Tamale Bake. Spread olive tapenade into mouth shape.

(Source: Woman's Day)


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