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Julie's Cheese and Tamale Pie

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Chuck
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Green Pepper (or any color)
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 can Pinto Beans
  • 1 can Diced Chili-Style tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/3 TBSP Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp salt (for cornmeal mixture)
  • 1 1/4 cup regular yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg

Details

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400.
Brown first 3 ingredients in a large skillet, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain and pat dry with paper towels. Return meat mixture to pan; stir in salsa, beans, tomatoes and salt. Simmer 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro. Spoon mixture into 9 x 13 pan and sprinkle with 1 cup of these

Whisk together corn meal, baking powder, salt, milk and egg in a medium bowl. Stir in remaining cup of cheese. Spread batter over beef mixture. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until lightly brown.

Note: original recipe calls for 1 1/3 cup of self rising yellow cornmeal mix. This can be made with 1 1/3 TBSP Baking Powder, 1 tsp salt, and 1 1/4 cup regular cornmeal.

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