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Tamale Pie Recipe

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Carolyn Wright Rogers
Added: Wednesday, March 8, 2006


1 c. cornmeal
2 c. tomato juice
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 c. water
1 lb hamburger
1 lg onion
2 cloves garlic
1 lg can tomatoes
1 can whole kernel corn
1 small can pitted olives
2 tsp chili powder
dash of pepper
1/2 to 3/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese.

Dampen corn meal with one c. water.

Mix together tomato juice, water and salt; bring to a boil and add cornmeal stiring continuously until it comes to a boil and thickens. Turn heat to very low and continue to cook stirring frequently.

In lg skillet brown hamburger, drain grease and remove from pan temporarily. Dice onion and garlic and sautee until clear. Return hamburger to pan and add tomatoes, corn, olives and spices Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes

Add cornmeal mixture to hamburger mixture. Stir in cheese until melted.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Spice it the way you like. Add to or subtract from amounts. I like mine a bit spicier. I put in more garlic and chili powder and sometimes use oragano.




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