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.