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Mary Anne Nelson
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

corn casserole
  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Cook: 1 hour
  • Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Recipe serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh ears of corn, kernels grated
  • 450g ground beef
  • 200g chicken breast, diced and cooked
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • 4 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup black olives
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3 tbsps butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 leaves fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan heat the grated corn kernels, basil, salt, pepper and butter. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Cook over a low heat for 5 minutes; set aside.
  2.  In a frying pan heat the oil; add onions and fry until softened. Add ground beef and cook until lightly browned. Season with salt, pepper and cumin and cook for a few more minutes.
  3. Spoon the meat filling into a baking dish; then arrange the egg slices, olives and raisins over the top in layers. Place cooked chicken pieces on top and cover with the reserved corn mixture. Sprinkle with sugar and bake at 400ºF for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

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  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

  • Evie Oswald
    Evie Oswald - Travel Expert

    It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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