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Ritas Tamalie Pie Recipe

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2 medium onions
1 clove garlic
1 green pepper,chopped
1 lb. ground beef
1/4 lb. ground pork
1 #21/2 can tomatoes
1t. chili powder
1 large can olives
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 lb. grated yellow cheese
salt and pepper
3 T. corn meal

4 quart casserole

Line large casserole (9 X13) with corn meal mush (1 c. dry corn meal in 4 c. water.,,.or 1 1/3 cornmeal to 5 1/4 H2O.... boil till very thick...allow to cool slightly.

Cook chopped onion and minced garlic in oil....add green pepper and ground meats:cook till brown.
Add tomatoes-olives,raisins and seasonings except chili. When mix. boils, add the 3 T. cornmeal and chili and grated cheese. (I prefere to use all of cheese to top).
Cook: until thick and pour in baking dish...
sprinkle with cheese and bake 45 minutes. at 350

Can cook cornmenal in tomatoe juice or soup and add some garlic salt.(I never did that)
*Grease casserole before lining.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
serves 5 to 6 easily.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
PSST: ALITERATION Bonus!!added 1 package of sweetener....**

** added black eyed peas




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