I just made a great tamale pie! I mean it was awesome, tasty, yummy, easy to make, frugal, and everyone in my house loved it! Before I go any further this is my disclaimer: I am NOT a food blogger, a chef, or a gourmet cook. I AM a stay at home mom that like to cook. I love to use my crockpot. I love to cook fast frugal meals. I try to keep thing moderately healthy (i.e. at least a veggie or two and not deep fried.)
Now that all that stuff is out of the way… I love Crockpot365, love it! I saw this recipe a few months back and it was good, so I put my own spin on it.
2 chicken breast (boneless and skinless)
Adobo chicken seasoning (as much or little as you like)
1/2 can drained and rinsed black beans
1 bag frozen corn
1/2 block of dream cheese (I had some leftover in the fridge from a previous dish)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup of salsa
I put the chicken and seasoning in the crockpot for 2-3 hours on high then shred and add all the other filling ingredients.
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 1/4 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 t baking powder
I mixed up the dry ingredients and mixed the egg and milk separately; covered them both and put in the fridge for later. After the chicken was done and all the filling was mixed up I mixed the cornbread topping and pored it over top. I continued to cook it on low for 3-4 hours. It made enough for us for dinner and leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
I think this would also make a great freezer meal! Next time I will make twice ans much filling and scoop out half to freeze before I pour on the topping. I will also double the dry cornbread ingredients and put half in a ziplock for later. If you try it let me know what you think.