avocado stuffed with tamale pie

Beef Tamale Pie and a Giveaway!

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Beef Tamale PieTamale Pie is one of our go-to quick and easy family meals.  My mother-in-law made it when she was raising her children, and gave me the recipe when I married her son.

It’s so easy: just brown 2 lbs.ground beef and  a chopped onion, add several tamales (I used 3) and chop them up into the meat.   Then put one can tomato sauce, one can of drained sweet corn, and one can of drained ripe olives into the pot and heat until bubbly.  If you like it spicier, use more tamales!

how to make tamale pieI used Del Real Foods’  Beef Tamales  for this batch of Tamale Pie. The flavors in the tamales provide the flavor for the other ingredients, so choose tamales  that have flavors you enjoy.   If you like spicy,  choose spicy  tamales.  The Del Real tamales are a little spicier than the tamales we usually buy for tamale pie.  We all agreed that this tamale pie was really good!   It’s almost like chile, but with corn masa, sweet corn and ripe olives.   Perfect for a quick supper!  Top with avocados, of course!

avocado stuffed with tamale pie

 

Stuffed Avocado

If you want to get fancy, remove the skin and seed from a perfectly ripened California avocado and scoop some of that chunky tamale pie into the center of the avocado.  Place it on some fresh greens and garnish with fresh cilantro!  I love the creamy, cool avocado with that spicy tamale pie!  Add a little grated cheese on top, if you like!

We love making  Tamale Pie during football season.  Sometimes we use it  as a hot dip with tortilla chips, or a filling for burritos.

Party Box from Del Real

Del Real Foods Giveaway

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, you can win a Party Box from Del Real Foods!  They’ll send you some great Mexican foods featuring favorites from Del Real: carnitas, tamales, pork al poster pupusas and their newest addition, the Al Pastor Taco Kit.  Plus a party cooler and a picnic blanket too!   Just leave a comment at the bottom of  this blog post. I’d love to hear about your family’s favorite easy meal.

I can highly recommend Del Real Foods’ Mexican dishes.   Last week they sent me five different products to try, and we have really enjoyed all of them.  Del Real uses the freshest ingredients, and most are locally sourced in the Mira Loma area of California where Del Real is based.  Gluten free and trans fat free, these authentic Mexican dishes are cooked over an open kettle!  Del Real FoodsHave you seen the Del Real products in stores in your area?  Here in San Diego I’ve found them in the refrigerated aisle (near the meats) at Vons, Ralphs, Costco, and Major Market in Escondido.  Get some of their rice and beans to go with the meats…you’ll have the perfect party for Cinco de Mayo!

As much as I love to cook, there are many nights when I want something easy.   It’s so nice to have these heat-and-serve dishes to use in my own recipes,  or just warm up and enjoy.  Add some fresh avocado  and dinner is ready!

enchiladas suizas

Last week I made Enchiladas Suizas using the recipe on the package of Del Real’s  Chile Verde…and we’ll be making those again real soon!  So good!

For this giveaway,  leave a comment on this post before midnight on May 3rd.  I’ll announce the winner on Monday May 4th.  You must be over 18 and a US resident to win.  The prizes will be provided by Del Real Foods.  If you are the winner I ‘ll contact you via e-mail and will need your mailing address.  If I don’t hear from you in 24 hours, I’ll choose another winner via Random.org. All prizes will be awarded.  Void where prohibited.

Disclosure:  Del Real Foods sent me five of their products to sample, plus a picnic cooler and picnic blanket.  I agreed to host a giveaway for my readers.  I was not compensated for writing the post, and all opinions are mine.  I only  share the products that I really like with you.

 

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27 Comments

  1. I hadn’t even tried avocado’s until I was in my 40’s, now I can’t get enough of them. My dad started a tree for me 3 yrs ago that is now 5 ft tall. I’m anxious for it to be mature enough to grow them! thanks for this amazing giveaway

  2. One black olive for each fingertip!

  3. Nothing complements tamale pie like avocados do!

  4. These photos make my mouth water! Can’t wait to try some Del Real Chile Verde!

  5. That tamale pie in the avocado cup looks yummy! One of my favorite easy meals is yakisoba, which is like a japanese version of chow mein. Chop up a few veggies and some leftover meat and you’re eating in about 20 minutes.

  6. Yummy! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  7. Okay this look amazing!!!

  8. I have seen these at Costco and thought they would be good to try! Add some Avocado’s and you have a fiesta!!!

  9. My husband and I have had Del Real’s rice, carnitas, chili verde and carne asada. We absolutely LOVE all of them! I was really surprised how great the rice is. Other brands are so bland. I didn’t realize they make tamales. Guess that’s on my shopping list now!

  10. I can’t wait to try this. Brilliant! Super easy and perfect for our ever growing family dinner night.

  11. I love Tex-Mex night! I love tamales!

  12. This looks delicious. Mexican food is my favorite and I would love to try the Beef Tamale Pie!

  13. YUM such a delicious recipe and loved how you used some of the tamale pie to put into the avocado . Thank-you for the wonderful giveaway!

  14. I love making Mexican food but I’ve never made tamales – I would love to though 🙂

  15. Del Real makes some very delicious products. Everything is perfectly seasoned and the meats are tender. I have not tried a single product from them that I didn’t like.

  16. Tamales is my family’s favorite Mexican food. Always been trying to make my own & still in the process of perfecting it. I would love to try to make & serve with the family.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. This looks delicious, Mimi! Can’t wait to try it. 🙂
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  18. Oh yum! Just to say I am living on avocados these days. I live in SoCal, maybe some of the ones I am buying are yours!

  19. I haven’t seen Del Real Foods in stores yet, but I want to try their Barbacoa.

  20. Now I really want tamale pie in an avocado!!! How amazing

  21. I could eat Mexican food every day of the week I love it so much! I agree, I love to cook, but it’s so nice to have prepared meals for those busy days when you need to get dinner on the table fast! Am going to look for these products in my grocery store.

  22. This looks perfect for a fiesta. Thanks for the chance.

  23. Tamale Pie sounds delicious..thanks for sharing. Will keep an eye for Del Real in the stores

  24. These products would help me with quick meals for weeknights. I haven’t seen DelFoods yet, but they look tasty 🙂

  25. Looks so delicious!

  26. Pingback: Chicken Tamale Potato Salad with California Avocados - Mimi Avocado

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