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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 412.1
  • Total Fat: 15.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 45.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,396.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 53.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 14.5 g

View full nutritional breakdown of TEX-MEX CHEESY TAMALE GRITS CASSAROLE calories by ingredient
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TEX-MEX CHEESY TAMALE GRITS CASSAROLE

Submitted by: INDEJAM09

Introduction

BOIL WATER TO MAKE 5 SERVINGS OF GRITS MINUS 1/2 CUP (GRITS SHOULD BE A LITTLE THICK).
EMPTY GRITS INTO A SMALL MIXING BOWL ADD WATER AND GARLIC POWDER AND STIR.
OPEN THE TAMALES AND POUR THE SAUSE INTO THE GRITS MIXTURE.
ADD 3/4 CUP OF SHREDDED CHEESE AND MIX INTO THE GRITS.
I DIVIDE GRITS INTO 3 SMALL PYREX CASSAROLES SPRAYED WITH COOKING SPRAY SO I CAN HAVE THIS ON 3 SEPERATE OCCASIONS. OR YOU CAN PUT MIXTURE INTO A PYREX LOAF PAN SPRAYED WITH COOKING SPRAY. FOR SMALL CASSAROLES, BREAK TAMALE IN 1/2 AND PUSH VERTICALLY DOWN INTO THE GRITS SO JUST THE OPEN TOP OF THE GRITS MIXTURE.
SPRINKLE A LITTLE EXTRA SHREDDED CHEESE ON TOP (MAY BE ADDED LAST FEW MINUTES OF BAKING, I LIKE IT CRISPY).
YOU MAY FREEZE THE EXTRA SMALL CASSAROLES UNCOOKED BUT COVER TIGHTLY. BAKE ABOUT 375* TO 400* LONG ENOUGH TO HEAT THRU AND MAKE CHEESE BUBBLY.
BOIL WATER TO MAKE 5 SERVINGS OF GRITS MINUS 1/2 CUP (GRITS SHOULD BE A LITTLE THICK).
EMPTY GRITS INTO A SMALL MIXING BOWL ADD WATER AND GARLIC POWDER AND STIR.
OPEN THE TAMALES AND POUR THE SAUSE INTO THE GRITS MIXTURE.
ADD 3/4 CUP OF SHREDDED CHEESE AND MIX INTO THE GRITS.
I DIVIDE GRITS INTO 3 SMALL PYREX CASSAROLES SPRAYED WITH COOKING SPRAY SO I CAN HAVE THIS ON 3 SEPERATE OCCASIONS. OR YOU CAN PUT MIXTURE INTO A PYREX LOAF PAN SPRAYED WITH COOKING SPRAY. FOR SMALL CASSAROLES, BREAK TAMALE IN 1/2 AND PUSH VERTICALLY DOWN INTO THE GRITS SO JUST THE OPEN TOP OF THE GRITS MIXTURE.
SPRINKLE A LITTLE EXTRA SHREDDED CHEESE ON TOP (MAY BE ADDED LAST FEW MINUTES OF BAKING, I LIKE IT CRISPY).
YOU MAY FREEZE THE EXTRA SMALL CASSAROLES UNCOOKED BUT COVER TIGHTLY. BAKE ABOUT 375* TO 400* LONG ENOUGH TO HEAT THRU AND MAKE CHEESE BUBBLY.

Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    1 CAN HORMEL TAMALES (BEEF IN CHILI SAUCE)
    5 PACKS OF KROGER INSTANT COUNTRY GRITS (OR OTHER BRAND INSTANT GRITS)
    1 tsp GARLIC POWDER
    3/4 CUP CHEDDAR AND MONTEREY JACK CHEESE
    NON-STICK COOKING SPRAY

Directions

BOIL WATER TO MAKE 5 SERVINGS OF GRITS MINUS 1/2 CUP (GRITS SHOULD BE A LITTLE THICK).
EMPTY GRITS INTO A SMALL MIXING BOWL ADD WATER AND GARLIC POWDER AND STIR.
OPEN THE TAMALES AND POUR THE SAUSE INTO THE GRITS MIXTURE.
ADD 3/4 CUP OF SHREDDED CHEESE AND MIX INTO THE GRITS.
I DIVIDE GRITS INTO 3 SMALL PYREX CASSAROLES SPRAYED WITH COOKING SPRAY SO I CAN HAVE THIS ON 3 SEPERATE OCCASIONS. OR YOU CAN PUT MIXTURE INTO A PYREX LOAF PAN SPRAYED WITH COOKING SPRAY. FOR SMALL CASSAROLES, BREAK TAMALE IN 1/2 AND PUSH VERTICALLY DOWN INTO THE GRITS SO JUST THE OPEN TOP OF THE GRITS MIXTURE.
SPRINKLE A LITTLE EXTRA SHREDDED CHEESE ON TOP (MAY BE ADDED LAST FEW MINUTES OF BAKING, I LIKE IT CRISPY).
YOU MAY FREEZE THE EXTRA SMALL CASSAROLES UNCOOKED BUT COVER TIGHTLY. BAKE ABOUT 375* TO 400* LONG ENOUGH TO HEAT THRU AND MAKE CHEESE BUBBLY.

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user INDEJAM09.






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