This is a very quick to make chili by Katherine Grasso of Park Ridge, New Jersey. If you have not eaten eggplant or have not liked it in the past please try this recipe.
According to Zarela Martinez pipian is one of the oldest pre-Hispanic main dish sauces. The pumpkin seeds are used both as a thickener and a flavoring. The sauce can also be used with other meats.
Mixiotes are the rather tough outer membranes of young of Maguey (century) plant leaves. The membranes are removed in sheets and used to wrap little bundles of marinated meats and chiles which were then steamed as you would a tamale. Today you can use banana leaves, or parchment paper.
Recipe from Foster Farms includes ground turkey, hot tomato sauce,corn, refried beans and sour cream.
Recipe for 60 Minute Chicken Tamales by Jesus Bojorquez, Maseca Recipe collection. Reprinted with permission. These tamales use instant masa flour, prepared salsa and a purchased rotisserie chicken. They are super-fast to make compared to many recipes but still maintain that fresh, homemade tamale flavor.