Tamale, Black Bean & Corn Casserole

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Whether you cook this casserole in the microwave or conventional oven, you'll get rave reviews for its spicy flavor combination of green chiles, cilantro and tamales. This southwestern dish is quick and easy, and our Fischer & Wieser Guacamole Starter - Just Add Avocados gives it that cilantro-lime twist that will have your guests saying "Mas por favor!"

Prep Time: 25-30 minutes
Microwave Bake Time: 15 minutes
Conventional Oven Bake Time: 35 minutes

1 16-ounce package ready-made beef tamales
1 10-ounce package frozen white or yellow corn
1 16-ounce can black beans, drained
1 4-ounce can diced mild green chilies
3 green onions, chopped
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup whipping cream
1 8.95 ounce jar Fischer & Wieser Guacamole Starter - Just Add Avocados
1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 8-ounce packages shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

Garnish: Avocado slices, Black olives, Additional Guacamole Starter - Just Add Avocados, Sour cream, Cilantro

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray medium casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Remove husks from tamales; cut in half lengthwise. Place tamales in single layer in medium casserole dish. Sprinkle with frozen corn, black beans, chilies, green onions and 1/2 cup chopped cilantro. Whisk cream, Guacamole Starter - Just Add Avocados , chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper, and 1 package Monterey Jack Shredded Cheese in medium bowl to blend. Drizzle over casserole. Sprinkle remainder of cheese over the top.

Microwave directions: Cover casserole with paper towel and cook on high until it is hot and bubbling, about 15 minutes; rotate the dish several times, if necessary.

Conventional Oven directions: Bake casserole uncovered in 375 degree Fahrenheit oven until heated through and bubbling, about 35 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup more cilantro, if desired for garnish. Serve with avocado, sour cream, black olives and more Guacamole Starter - Just Add Avocados as well. Serves 6.

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