Tamale Hero Sandwiches?

Take a good look at the sandwiches in the lower right corner of this photo from my 1967 Better Homes and Gardens Jiffy Cooking. Yes, that’s tamales placed on a sandwich. I don’t know why, but this is the main item for the “Teen-age Party,” I suppose they look better than those pickles on a stick, but it’s strange. Look at this recipe – would you want to be in a room full of people who just ate this?

3 hero buns

1/4 cup chopped green pepper

1 tablespoons instant minced onion

1 15-oz. can chili with beans

1 15-oz. can tamales

3 oz. sharp natural Cheddar cheese, shredded (3/4 cup)

I’ve not seen canned tamales, nor do I want to…

Directions: Slice hero buns in half lengthwise and toast. Add green pepper and onion to chili; spread buns with chili mixture. Split tamales length-wise and arrange atop chili. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Place under broiler for about 10 minutes or till cheese melts and sandwiches are heated. Makes 6 open-face sandwiches.

I’m curious about the plain toasted bagels or donuts there but most likely I’d just eat the ice cream.


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