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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2 Responses to Tamale Hero Sandwiches?

  1. L'heurebleue says:

    Don’t be a food snob, Amy! ;) These sandwiches are quite good and lend themselves to tweaking…a little garlic maybe, a pinch of cayenne mixed into the chili, beanless chili, your OWN chili. Cold pickles (not necessarily kosher dills; try candied dill spears, sweet gherkins, bread and butter, or a variety) are a nice foil to the heat. The corn chips are 70′s predictable. Updating the side snacks is easy.
    Canned tamales do sound awful but they work well for these. Be sure to peel off the paper!
    As for the ice cream, it should be chocolate, or better yet, homemade chocolate, lemon, and/or orange Italian style ices.
    Buen provecho!

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