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Terrific tamale pie
Courtesy of
Janine Hawley

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1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green pepper
1lb. ground beef
2 8 oz. cans seasoned tomato sauce
1 12 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained
1 cup chopped ripe olives, drained
2 cloves minced garlic
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. chili powder
dash pepper
1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups very cold water
1 Tbsp. margarine


Sauté onion and green pepper in a little hot oil until just tender. Add meat and brown lightly. Add tomato sauce, corn, olives, garlic, sugar, salt and chili powder. Simmer 20-25 minutes until thick. Add cheese and stir until melted. Pour into greased 10x6x1-1/2 baking dish.

Make cornmeal topper: Stir corn meal and salt into cold water. Cook and stir until thickened. Add margarine and mix well. Spoon strips of cornmeal topper over hot meat mixture.

Bake in 375° oven for about 40 minutes. Makes 6 servings.

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