I made a main dish for dinner the other night that I've served for years. It's very far from the Zuni Cookbook or Paula Wolfert's Slow Food.... it teeters on the edge of sleezy.
I take a couple of those big supermarket frozen tamales (if you need some class you can use those chic veggie tamales with fillings like green chili and jack cheese or black beans. I defrost or steam them or, if they're fresh, just unwrap them.
Lay them in a smallish baking dish - I use an 8 x 12 (I think) glass baking dish.
Open a can or 2 of Dennison's chili without beans and dump over tamales.
Cut up 4 Hebrew National reduced fat (Hah! That's a good one) hot dogs into slices and sprinkle around on top of chili. Top with either pepper jack or cheddar cheese broken into to pieces or grated.
Bake until bubbly.
My husband and I love this dish....eat it about every two months or so. Serve with chopped scallions.
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