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Tamale Casserole Recipe

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This recipe for Tamale Casserole, by , is from For The Love Of Cooking, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Joan (Marr) Luis
Added: Saturday, March 25, 2006


1 cup yellow corn meal
3 eggs, well beaten
1 can whole kernel corn
2 cups cooked ground beef
1 Tbls spanish pepper
pinch of salt
3/4 cup milk
dash of red pepper
slice of butter
pint of canned diced tomatoes, strained and liquid reserved for sauce
1 cup black olives

Stir all ingredients together and bake in a glass baking dish set in a water bath. Bake until it raises up like a cake and looks done (about 1 1/2 hours).
Sauce: Use the liquid from the diced tomatoes. Place a large chunk of butter in pan on stove and when it melts stir in some flour and the tomato liquid. Add some meat stock or chicken stock and a tablespoon of spanish pepper and salt to taste.




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