Tamale Bake – Cooking with Shelley

This is a combination of already prepared foods that when put together make a quick and easy recipe. Try it, you will not be sorry! You can email me at shelleysdesk@gmail.com with any questions… Enjoy!

What you will need:

3 cans La Preferida tamales (the only place I can find them is Publix)
1 small can of chopped green chilies
11 oz. of four-cheese Mexican blend cheese

What you will do:

Spray an 8×8 glass baking dish with non-stick spray. Take a paper towel and blot grease off of tamales; toss them into the baking dish and separate them. Spread green chilies over the top of tamales. Next, cover the top of dish with cheese. Microwave on high for 13 – 15 minutes or until tamale bake is bubbling.

If you are going to bake them in a conventional oven, set your thermometer for 350?F and bake for 30 minutes. Check them at 15 minutes to make sure the cheese isn’t browning too quickly. Cover with foil as needed and let the tamales stand for five minutes after you remove them from the oven.