|Hot Tamale Corn Bread
A recipe from the Sneaky Kitchen
Preheat oven to 450 F. Grease an 8 x 10 baking pan.
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Sauté onion & bell pepper in oil in a non-stick pan. Mince garlic & hot pepper finely, or grind together in a mortar with chili powder. When onion is golden & limp, add garlic, hot pepper & chili powder. Sauté briefly until onion starts to brown very slightly, 1 min. or 2, but before the garlic browns (browning garlic makes it bitter & disagreeable, & ruins some of the powerful nutrition it contains).
Beat together milk, corn & eggs. Add liquid smoke, cream corn & shredded cheese. Into another bowl, sift the salt, corn meal, flour & baking powder. Add sautéed veggies to milk mixture & stir. Mix in dry ingredients & stir just until no unmixed flour remains. Pour into the baking pan.
Bake for approx. 30 min. or until slightly browned & a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.