Having Frank N Stein for Dinner

frankA few million years ago, before I has any goblins of my own, I helped my sister-in-law with a Halloween Party for her monsters. I remember trying to cook and clean and carve pumpkins, supervise and entertain a bunch of elementary age spooks and clean up the mess. Eeeeek! I also remember making a Frankenstein Tamale Pie.  This week I needed to bring a dish to a party, feed my family and entertain some guests and I thought I would give this another try.

Frankenstein Tamale Pie

Like almost everything good in life–it starts with onions, garlic and ground beef. I throw some green peppers in the cauldron too.

The idea here is to make your favorite chili and top it with your favorite cornbread…don’t be scared.

I use oregano, dried garlic and onion as well as cumin, chili powder, black pepper and salt. Then I add 1 can chopped green chilies and 1 can chopped tomatoes. I thought this was the best time of year to get my kids to eat something called “kidney beans” so I added a can of those and black beans as well.  This smells pretty good too!



Now, the next step is your corn bread. Nothing to fear. Use your favorite mix and I add 1 tablespoon of sugar. See all my pretty eggs? (Thanks to our dear friend Katfish)!


Spoon your chili filling into a prepared baking dish, top with your corn bread mix…mixed.

Now the spooktacular part…decorating!

I used what I had in the fridge. I had peppers, olives, radish, onions and carrots. Use your talent and imagination. Don’t forget the unibrow and neck bolts…gotta have neck bolts. Bake at 400 for 13 to 18 min.

It’s Aliveeeeeee, oops I mean, It’s time to eat!


Don’t forget the dessert.


Spooky, Sara

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