Spice Mix: 1/2 Tbs. Cumin, ground 1/2 Tbs. Oregano, dry 1.5 Tbs. Chili Powder, dark 1/4 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper 1/4 tsp. Ground Black Pepper 1/2 tsp. Salt
Heat Oven To 325°
Place first 5 ingredients into a hot pan.
Cook and stir for a few minutes.
Onions will begin to brown, vegetables will soften.
Remove pan from the heat; gather remaining ingredients.
Gather and measure the spice mix.
Chop the tomatoes.
Measure the corn.
Add corn, tomatoes and spice mix to the pan.
Mix a few times to combine.
Add vegetable stock to pan.
Mix all ingredients together.
Add cornmeal to the pan.
Whisk all ingredients together.
Place pan into oven and bake for 80 minutes.
Remove pan and let rest for a few minutes before serving.
Note: If you don't have a pan this size you can mix everything in a bowl and bake in a glass baking dish. Same cooking time.
New Taste Thinking:
When you look at the ingredients in this recipe you will notice that this is a super healthy dish. No need to add the fat found in typical tamales or corn puddings. The simple combination of these ingredients produce an outstanding side dish that you will make again and again.