This recipe is a delicious alternative to traditional tamales. A green salad is all that is needed to complete a meal. Recipe from 1,001 Best Hot and Spicy Recipes. Tamale Pie Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe from 1,001 Best Hot and Spicy Recipes CourseDinner, Lunch, Main Course CuisineMexican, New Mexican Heat ScaleMedium Servings 6 …
Before you go on to another recipe, stop and give this a try! This is not the famed “traveling fruitcake” recipe—the the mythical fruitcake that never spoils and is never eaten! Nope, this is a green chile fruit cake, new and improved, and sassier than ever.
This dish is traditionally served during the Christmas season in New Mexico, when a pot simmering at the back of the stove provides a welcoming fare for holiday well-wishers. I can’t remember any holiday party or dinner that I’ve attended that this stew hasn’t been served. At my house this is a staple on Christmas Eve. I always have a pot ready to warm my husband and I up after strolling Old Town and enjoying the luminarias. Similar to, yet different from the “pozole” served in Mexico, this popular dish is served as a soup, a main course, or a vegetable side dish. Posole, the processed corn, is the main ingredient of this dish of the same name. If posole corn is not available, you may substitute hominy–the taste won’t be the same, but it will still be good.
Serve these stuffed chiles as is or covered with green chile sauce and accompanied by pinto beans.
This cake was made at the Pace Salsa Chef’s Challenge at the 2012 Fiery Foods and BBQ Show. Recipe courtesy of chef Kaitlin Armstrong.