Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tamale Balls

I know a lot of people have nightmares for in laws, but I am one of those lucky few who have the most awesome in laws ever! I love them to death :) I haven't really had the chance to share as many of my mother-in-law's recipes as I would like to. I have posted her Cincinnati Chili and Potato Candy recipes (two of my personal favorites, other than this one).

This one is an oldie but a goodie. We actually hadn't made it since about late 2007. I told my husband not to forget that we have to make these more often. They are a pretty simple recipe. You just mix and let them cook. I'm going to try and figure out a way to make these in the crockpot because I always end up burning mine. I did manage to NOT burn them this time though - I stirred every 15 minutes.

(Printable Version)
Recipe from Francie Koehrsen

What you need:
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 5 cups tomato juice
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
Combine all the non-sauce ingredients in a bowl.

Roll into small balls.

Place sauce ingredients into a large pot.

Place balls into sauce. Cover and simmer on low for 2 hours.

Stir every once in a while to prevent burning.
Serve over rice.

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    silvergirl said...

    thanks for stopping by my blog
    you have some great recipes here
    look forward to trying some of them out

    Kandy said...

    These look awesome! I love tamales but have never tried to make them...thank you for sharing your MIL's recipe!