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I grew up with Manwich as a familiar meal staple. Always in the form of Sloppy Joes. We loved it. But I didn’t really think about the other Manwich Recipes out there. You can do soooo much more than Sloppy Joes. There are tons of Easy Weeknight Meals that can be made with Manwich.
Manwich comes in three great varieties: Original, Bold, and Thick & Chunky. Manwich has kid-stopping power as a weeknight meal solution moms and dads can depend on.
Did you know that each can of Manwich is free of artificial flavors and preservatives? And there is no meat in Manwich cans making it perfect to create your own recipe like pastas, casseroles and more.
I came up with this Tamale Casserole. Manwich has a hearty sweet and tangy taste which worked perfectly with the casserole. The topping is a polenta style rather than corn bread which I love. You can easily use corn bread if you prefer. Southerners will love this recipe!
1 lb ground beef
1 can Manwich
1 can corn
1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups cold water
1 Tbsp butter
- Brown the beef until done; add Manwich, corn and 1 cup cheese. Stir to combine.
- Set filling aside.
- In a saucepan, combine cornmeal, salt, water and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened.
- Spread half the cornmeal mixture in the bottom of a greased 8×8 pan. Pour in the beef mixture. Top with the rest of the cornmeal mixture. You may want to double the cornmeal mixture when making this.
- Bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until the topping has set. When 5 minutes are remaining until done, sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.