- 2 packages (8-1/2 ounces each) corn bread/muffin mix
- 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, divided
- 1-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
- 3/4 cup red enchilada sauce
- Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, combine muffin mix, corn and eggs; stir just until moistened. Stir in 1 cup cheese. In another bowl, toss chicken with enchilada sauce.
- Fill each of 24 foil-lined muffin cups with 2 tablespoons batter. Place 1 tablespoon chicken mixture into center of each; cover with about 1 tablespoon batter.
- Bake 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle tops with remaining cheese. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to wire racks. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 2 dozen.
Reviews for Muffin Tin Tamale Cakes
"I think if one wanted to make these more like tamales, one would use masa and not cornbread. There is a distinct difference. Unfortunately these have no resemblance to tamales whatsoever, but I bet they are tasty.If one makes their own enchilada sauce the day before, these would be better, however, we cook our pork until it is pulled pork and add a sauce made from the dripping. The pork is then wrapped in masa, then corn husks, tied and then the tamales are steamed.Other fillings can be beef or, sweet corn bread.These fillings can also be used for this recipe. The sweet corn bread would be good.If you want to make chile colorado, this would be a flavorful moist filling. No beans are used for this. It would be stewed or roast beef and spices only."
"These were not bad, but very bland, and to my mind the chicken didn't add anything at all. I would just make the cornbread mix. Won't be making it again."
"Super easy. I put more chicken in the middle and put more of hte batter on top making 18 instead of 24. Love these."
"These were good, but base on my family's "ho-hum" reaction, I probably won't be making them again. They were nice and moist just not much flavor."
"I loved these! The combination of the chicken and cornbread was delicious and so much easier than trying to make tamales. Yum!"