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Tamale Pie

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"My family has enjoyed it, and it is easy to make."

Ingredients

1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped peppers
1 pound ground beef
2 cups tomato sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder, to suit your taste
1-1/2 cups shredded cheese
1 can (12 ounces) whole-kernel corn, drained, optional
1 cup chopped ripe olives, optional
Cornmeal Topping:
3/4 cup cornmeal
2 cups cold water
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon margarine

Instructions

Cook onions and peppers in small amount of fat. Add meat and brown lightly. Add remaining ingredients except cheese. Simmer until thick, about 20 to 30 minutes. Add cheese; stir until melted. Pour mixture into greased 8x8-inch greased baking dish.

Topping: Stir cornmeal into cold water; cook until thick. Add margarine and salt; mix well. Spread over mixture in strips or drop by small spoonsful. Bake at 375 degrees F for 40 minutes.

E.J.S. of Davenport



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