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Hot Tamale-Stuffed Peppers

Side Dishes



4 bell peppers, any color, tops removed, cleaned and cored
10 to 12 hot tamales (depending on size), unwrapped
1 can shoe peg corn, drained
1 can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained
1 cup shredded colby jack cheese, plus extra for topping


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Steam bell peppers just to soften slightly and remove outer film. Pat dry and place upright in a casserole dish. In a large mixing bowl, mash up hot tamales. Add corn, tomatoes and a generous cup of cheese. Stir together with hot tamales. Put hot tamale mixture into bell peppers. Bake for about 30 minutes, until warm in the center. Remove from oven and sprinkle shredded cheese on each bell pepper. Cook an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve warm.


From “Delta Hot Tamales: History, Stories & Recipes," Anne Martin

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