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Spoon Bread Tamale Pie Recipe

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This recipe for Spoon Bread Tamale Pie, by , is from SHARING OUR BEST, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Eileen Cooper
Added: Saturday, January 14, 2006


1/4 c. olive oil
1 1/2 lb. ground beef
1 c. chopped onions
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 c. chopped green pepper
2 1/2 c. tomatoes
1 (12 oz) can whole kernel corn
1 tbsp. salt
1 1/2 tbsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 c. corn meal
1 c. pitted olives
1 1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. butter
1/2 c. corn meal
1 c. grated cheddar cheese
2 eggs, slightly beaten

In oil in skillet, brown ground beef, add onions, garlic, green pepper. Cook, stirring until onion is golden. Stir in tomatoes and next four ingredients. Simmer 5 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup corn meal mixed with water. Cover, simmer 10 minutes. Add olives and turn into a 3 quart casserole. Meanwhile, heat milk with 1 tsp. salt and butter. Slowly stir in 1/2 cup corn meal. Cook, stirring until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in cheese and eggs. Pour over meat mixture. Chill. Heat oven to 375F and bake until bubbling hot, about 35-40 minutes.




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