Tamale Pie

Tamale Pie
Tamale Pie

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • Filling:

  • 1

    pound lean ground beef

  • 1

    cup chopped onion

  • 1

    large green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1

    large can (15 ounces) tomato sauce

  • 1

    large can (28 ounces) tomatoes, cut up

  • 1

    can (16 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained

  • 1

    small can (4 ounces) sliced ripe olives

  • 2

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 1

    tablespoon sugar

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 2

    teaspoons chili powder

  • dash black pepper

  • 1

    cup grated Cheddar or Mexican blend cheese

  • .

  • Crust:

  • 3/4

    cup yellow cornmeal

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 2

    cups cold water

  • 1/2

    teaspoon chili powder

  • 1

    tablespoon butter or margarine

  • 1/2

    cup grated Cheddar or Mexican blend cheese, for topping (optional)

Directions

Brown ground beef with onions and green pepper; drain well. Add tomato sauce, tomatoes, corn, olives, garlic, sugar, salt, chili powder and black pepper. Heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 20 minutes, or until thickened. Add cheese; stir until cheese is melted. Set filling aside. In a saucepan, combine cornmeal, salt, water and chili powder. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick. Stir in butter. Spread half of the mixture into a baking dish, about 12- x 8-inches. Spoon filling over bottom crust; spoon remaining cornmeal mixture over filling. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes. If desired, sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over the crust about 5 minutes before casserole is done.

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