*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Tex-Mex Tamale Pie
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Mexican
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3                    Onions -- chopped
    1                    Green pepper
      1/4  cup           Olive oil
    8      ounces        Tomatos sauce or
                         Chopped, canned -- tomatoes
    8      ounces        Corn niblets
    4      tablespoons   Chili powder -- (more to taste
    1 1/2  teaspoons     Salt
    1      tablespoon    Garlic
    1      tablespoon    Oregano -- dried
    1      tablespoon    Cumin -- powder
    2      pounds        Lean ground meat -- beef or tu
    1      small         Olives -- chopped/sliced
    1 1/2  teaspoons     Salt
      1/2  teaspoon      Cayenne -- powdered
                         1-----
    2      cups          Cornmeal
    1      cup           Powdered milk
    2      teaspoons     Salt
    2      cups          Water -- ----batter 2 (easy)-
    2      packages      Corn muffin mix
    1 1/2  cups          Milk -- or more as needed
 
 In a heavy frying pan or kettle, lightly brown meat in olive oil. Stir in onions
 and green pepper, and cook until limp. Add tomato sauce, corn, chili powder,
 salt, cumin, garlic and oregano. Simmer for about 10 minutes stirring
 occasionally. Meantime, prepare the corn mixture. BATTER 1 In a saucepan mix
 cornmeal, dry milk and the salt. gradually stir in the water.. Cook and stir
 over low heat until the mixture thickens and bubbles, about 10 to 15 minutes.
 Spread about half the mixture over the bottom of a greased 9' x 12 baking pan.
 Spoon the meat mixture in evenly over the top.
 Spoon remaining corn mixture over the meat mixture.
 Sprinkle with cayenne and olives. BATTER 2 Mix the corn muffin mix with cold
 milk (probably more than is called for on the package) until it has the
 consistencey of pancake batter. Pour and spread about half the mixture over the
 bottom of a greased 9' x 12 baking pan. Spoon the meat mixture in evenly over
 the top. Spoon remaining corn mixture over the meat mixture. Sprinkle with
 cayenne and olives.
 
  Bake uncovered in a moderate (350') oven for about 30 minutes.
 
  From the kitchen of Rick & Vicki Grunwald - Brooksville, Florida
 
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