Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Thursday, August 15, 2013


I love Tamale Pie so when I saw this slow cooker version from TOH I knew I had to share it with you.

1 lb ground beef
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 can (15-oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14.5-oz) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1 can (11-oz) whole kernel corn, drained
1 can (10-oz) enchilada sauce
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 pkg (8 1/2-oz) corn bread/muffin mix
2 eggs
1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
sour cream for garnish, optional
fresh chopped cilantro for garnish, if desired

In a large skillet cook the ground beef, cumin, salt, chili powder, and pepper together until the beef is crumbled and no longer pink; drain well.

Transfer meat to a 4-quart or larger slow cooker/crock pot.  Stir in the beans, tomatoes, corn, enchilada sauce, onions, and minced cilantro.  Place lid on cooker and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

In a small bowl combine the eggs, and corn bread mix until smooth.  Spread over the mixture in the cooker, replace cover and cook for another hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cornbread comes out clean.

Sprinkle the cheese over all, replace cover and let set around 5 minutes.

Place on individual serving plates and top with sour cream and/or cilantro, if desired.

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