It’s time again for the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews.
Today’s topic is: Recipes from my city/state/country.
Growing up in California, this is the recipe of my mom’s I remembered most. It seems as if the traditional Tamale Pie uses a cornbread crust, but one of the things I love most about my mom’s recipe is that she mixed in the cornmeal to make a thick casserole instead:
1 onion (chopped)
1/4 c oil
2 tsp salt
Tabasco to taste
1 c cornmeal
1 can creamed corn
1 clove garlic
1 lb ground beef
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 c milk
1 can olives (sliced or whole)
Cook onion and garlic in oil until soft (about 5 mins).
add ground beef and cook until browned.
Add seasonings (tobasco, chili powder, salt) and tomatoes. Turn to low and simmer 15 mins.
Mix cornmeal with the milk, then add to the meat mixture. Cook 5 mins, stirring regularly.
Add creamed corn and olives. Mix well.
Pour into baking dish.
Bake at 325 for one hour.
Now, when we moved to Colorado, I discovered something I’d never had before … green chile with pork (eaten as a soup, especially good with fresh made flour tortillas). There was a little hole in the wall restaurant in Colorado Springs that made the BEST green chile. I ate there far too often…
I don’t have my own recipe for this, but I found one that looks similar online.
And now that I live in NH, aside from amazing seafood, I discovered something I’d never heard of before (aside from peanut butter and fluff — aka “Fluffernutter” sandwiches. We don’t have “Fluff” in California, or at least we didn’t when I lived there, so…). Here, there’s something called “American Chop Suey” which is NOTHING like actual chop suey, but :: shrugs::. Again, I don’t have my own recipe, but here’s one I found:
So there you go … some regional specialties from everywhere I’ve lived 🙂