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TAMALE PIE Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mittie Fellows
Added: Saturday, July 26, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pound ground beef (lightly browned)
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 medium green pepper (chopped)
1 clove minced garlic
2 cans tomato sauce
mushrooms
1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
2 cans corn
5 cups water
2-1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup small red beans (drained)
cheddar cheese (grated)

Directions:
Directions:
In large skillet lightly brown ground beef, onion, green pepper and garlic. Pour off fat. Stir in 2 cans tomato sauce, mushrooms, 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder, salt and pepper to taste, 2 cans corn. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, make cornmeal crust by combining 5 cups water, yellow cornmeal, salt and chili powder in sauce pan. Bring to boil over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly until thickened. Lower heat and cook until very thick. Press 2/3 of cornmeal against sides and bottom of baking dish. Stir red beans into mixture. Pour into crust. Spoon remaining cornmeal around edges. Sprinkle with grated cheese.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Garnish with olives.

 

 

 

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