Delicious and Easy to Make Tamale Pie
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 6
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 lb ground turkey or beef
  • 2 cans (8oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (12oz) yellow corn
  • 1 can (8oz) sliced olives
  • 12 oz of shredded cheddar/monterey jack cheese
  • ¾ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½t salt
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1T butter
  1. Saute onion and green pepper in olive oil until tender.
  2. Add meat and brown lightly.
  3. Add next four ingredients and simmer until thick for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, make the cornmeal topper by stirring ¾ cup cornmeal with 2 cups cold water and ½t salt.
  5. Cook and stir until thick.
  6. Add 1T butter and mix well until melted.
  7. After simmering for 20 minutes, place meat mixture in 13x9 inch pan.
  8. Spoon the cornmeal mixture on top of the meat mixture and spread.
  9. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes.
  10. When there are 10 minutes left of cooking time, sprinkle cheese on top of the cornmeal mixture.
  11. Voila! The perfect tamale pie. Enjoy!!
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