Tired of Turkey? Make a Cheap and Easy Tamale Bake
Do you need a break from turkey? How about an inexpensive and incredibly easy tamale bake? The casserole isn't authentic--far from it--but it is exceptionally good, and no one will walk away hungry. Just put out the tamale bake, a big green salad, chips, guacamole, salsa, green onions, and sour cream, and you've got a great dinner to serve your family and guests, if you have them. If you want an extra side dish, you could add a bowl of rice, but it isn't necessary. The tamale bake is filling. Although the recipe calls for ground beef, if you'd prefer (and aren't tired of it), you can substitute cooked ground turkey or use cooked, chopped/shredded turkey. I've used both to good effect. The tamale bake isn't spicy, so for family members and guests who like heat, you may want to put out the hot sauce and jalapeños.