Quick Mock Tamales - Microwave Polenta and Canned Beanless Chili
When I crave a quick tamale, I make a batch of microwave polenta and spoon Hormel’s beanless chili over it. Quick and close to a tamale.
Quick Polenta and Chili Mock Tamales
2 3/4 cups water
1 cup milk
2 Tbs dehydrated onion flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 teaspoon table salt
1/8 tsp white pepper
1 egg, well beaten
2 Tbs olive oil or cooking oil
1 cup yellow corn meal
1 (15 oz) can Hormel No Beans Chili
In a 3 quart covered microwaveable casserole dish,
mix together the water, milk, onion flakes, garlic powder,
onion powder, salt and white pepper.
Stir in the beaten egg. Whisk well.
Stir in the olive oil. Whisk well.
Stir in the corn meal. Whisk well to stir out all lumps.
Cover and microwave on high for 6 minutes.
Remove lid and stir well, stirring out any lumps.
Cover and microwave on high for another 6 minutes.
Uncover and stir well until polenta is creamy.
Separately, heat the contents of the can of Hormel No Beans Chili.
Spoon the polenta into individual serving bowls and top with heated Hormel No Beans Chili.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.