The cornmeal made this casserole the consistency of dog food mush. It had little flavor and it certainly didn't taste anything like tamales. This recipe is not up to Southern Living standards and I would not recommend it.
I made this as directed, but I can’t get past the appearance. It looks like a pile of dog food. I expected the corn meal would rise and become a topping, but it did not.
I've had this recipe saved for some time now and just made it recently. It is delicious, especially the leftovers. I do wish it had more of the corn tamale taste so next time, I may up the cornmeal-milk combination.
Absolutely wonderful recipe. Followed the recipe except added more cheese. Makes great leftovers - just keeps getting better. My great-grandson (2) has had it twice and loves it. We are a four-generation household and we all loved it. We really love the mix-up version!