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#1 04-11-2008 04:43:39

2dream
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From: Mississippi
Registered: 02-04-2008
Posts: 237

Tamale Soup

Yogi gave me this recipe and let me tell you it is some kind of good.  I have copied and pasted the recipe he sent me - so even though I am posting it - he deserves all the credit.

1 Large Can of Hot Tamales or 2 regular cans, paper removed and cut into bite size pieces.
1 Can of Rotell Tomatoes = diced tomatoes with chilies
2 Cans of Chile Beans or Ranch Style Beans,  most any style bean will work even Pinto
2 Cans of Whole Kernel Corn
2 Cans of Chicken Broth

Directions:  Combine all of the ingredients in a large pot and heat then serve.  So Easy!  NOTE: Do not drain anything.  The sauce from the tamales add flavor so make sure it goes into the pot.

I play with this recipe a lot.  I only use 1 can instead of the 2 called for because it is just ME eating.  I use lots of different beans but I think Black Beans are my favorite.  If I don't have beans on hand I use a can of chili with beans.  Makes it thicker more like a stew.  Want more meat in it - add whatever you have on hand.
I have even crumbled up left over hamburger patties. 

This soup freezes really well.  I am home alone a lot so I freeze in individual single serve containers or in small zip lock bags.

A fresh pan of cornbread and a glass of milk and I have a hearty meal that sticks with me.


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#2 04-11-2008 05:31:39

Henny Penny
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From: Southern NH
Registered: 04-05-2008
Posts: 375

Re: Tamale Soup

I've made this and the whole family liked it!  The challenge was finding the tamales in New Hampshire!!! I finally got them a Trader Joes, just over the border in Massachusetts!  It was worth the drive...


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#3 04-11-2008 06:22:32

Yogiman
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Registered: 04-05-2008
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Re: Tamale Soup

So as not to sound like a "Know it All" I wanted to add to what dreamy posted to let you know that this recipe can be modified to suit your individual taste.  Additionally there are some garnishments that truly does enhance the dish.  I have had this basic recipe for quite some time and have toyed around with it considerably.  The kids love it because of it's basic flavor.  I often call it "kidde food" for that reason.  But as dreamy pointed out, it is very tasty and filling.

For those that prefer more meat you can do some of the following things that I have done:
1.  Brown a pound of hamburger and add to the basic recipe.
2.  Brown a pound of pork pan sausage and add: Like Jimmy Dean or your favorite brand
3.  Add a can of chili to the basic recipe.
4.  Substitue or add hominy
5.  Add a can of cream style corn
6.  Brown a pkg. of pork stew meat and add  (DW's favorite choice)

The soup is excellent served over Frito Corn Chips or Scoops  The youngens love it this way.

Some excellent toppings include:
1.  Diced sweet onion
2.  Shredded cheddar cheese
3.  Sour Cream (Yes!)  Almost a must.

And last but not least:  The soup freezes really well a dreamy pointed out.  However:

Dreamy said:
I am home alone a lot so I freeze in individual single serve containers or in small zip lock bags

Her idea of a single serve container is a quart freezer contain and a her smallet zip lock bags are quart size. ; rotflol

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#4 04-11-2008 06:39:56

2dream
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From: Mississippi
Registered: 02-04-2008
Posts: 237

Re: Tamale Soup

Yogiman wrote:

Dreamy said:
I am home alone a lot so I freeze in individual single serve containers or in small zip lock bags

Her idea of a single serve container is a quart freezer contain and a her smallet zip lock bags are quart size. ; rotflol

Hey Yogi,  Don't be telling all my secrets.


I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it. (Jimmy Stewart as Elwood Dowd in Harvey)

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#5 04-30-2008 05:30:47

lacyloo
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Registered: 12-25-2007
Posts: 1408

Re: Tamale Soup

I have never heard of that soup


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#6 05-05-2008 09:03:50

B&C Ranch
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From: New Mexico
Registered: 04-18-2008
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Re: Tamale Soup

I have never tried this before -- but my DH loves this kind of food -- thank god we live in New Mexico LOL  but I have a hard time eating anything spicey -- can I make this with non spicey Tamales and still have it taste great??


Julie

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