This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of VELVEETA/RO*TEL. The opinions and text are all mine.
When it comes to dinner, my family LOVES Mexican food. We do enjoy all sorts of foods, but I think that the Mexican dishes that I make our some of our favorites. Now usually you will find me making tacos or enchiladas when we are craving something spicy. These are two meals that I know that I can make that everyone will enjoy.
Growing up, one of my grandfather’s favorite dishes was Tamale Pie. Now that my grandparents are older, I don’t think he gets his tamale pie very often and I am thinking that I should surprise him one day with a homemade dinner. So I have been practicing with my own version of tamale pie, which includes VELVEETA® cheese and Ro*Tel® tomatoes. I made this dish last night and it was a hit (especially with me).
If you are in the mood for something with a little spice to it, try my VELVEETA® Tamale Pie Recipe:
Velveeta Tamale Pie Recipe
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup white onion - chopped
- 1/2 cup green bell pepper - chopped
- 1 TBS chili powder
- 1/2 TSP oregano
- 1/2 TSP sea salt
- 2 cups crushed Ro*Tel® tomatoes with green chilies
- 1 can kidney beans - drained and rinsed
- 1 can corn
- 2 cups grated VELVEETA® cheese
- 4 cups water - for topping
- 1 cup cornmeal - for topping
- 1/2 TSP salt - for topping
I think the VELVEETA® made a great topping for my tamale pie. I do suggest keeping it in the fridge until you are going to grate it as it becomes hard to grate when it becomes warm or at room temperature.