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                            TERRIFIC TAMALE PIE
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Mexican                          Pies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    6       sl           Bacon
    1       lb           Ground beef
    1       c            Whole kernel corn, fresh OR
                         -frozen OR canned
      1/4   c            Chopped green chile
    3                    Green onions, chopped
      1/4   c            Cornmeal
      1/4   ts           Oregano
    1       t            Ground pure hot red chile
    1       t            Salt
                         Freshly ground black pepper
      1/4   ts           Ground comino
    8       oz           Tomato sauce
                         Cornmeal Piecrust (recipe
    1                    Egg
      1/4   c            Evaporated milk
      1/2   ts           Dry mustard
    2       c            Grated Monterey Jack cheese
    4                    Stuffed olives, sliced
   1.  Fry bacon until crisp; break into large pieces.
   Set side. Chill bacon drippings until firm for use in
   the crust.
   2.  Brown ground beef in a large skillet; drain off
   fat.  Stir in next 10 ingredients.  Reserve egg,
   evaporated milk, etc. for the top crust.
   3.  Prepare the piecrust, and use it to line a 9-inch
   pie pan. Place meat mixture in the pan.  Bake at 425
   degrees F for 25 minutes.
   4.  Meanwhile, combine egg, evaporated milk, mustard
   and cheese. Spread on top of the pie and decorate with
   the reserved bacon pieces and the sliced olives.  Bake
   for 5 minutes longer, or until cheese meltes. Let
   stand for 10 minutes, or until firm, before serving.
   CORNMEAL PIECRUST (1 crust for 9-inch pie): 1 cup all
   purpose flour 2 Tbsp cornmeal 1/3 cup firm bacon
   rippings OR other shortening 3 4 Tbsp cold water
   1.  Combine flour and cornmeal, then cut in bacon
   drippings. When mixture is granular, add the water, in
   small quantities to insure a flaky crust, until pastry
   is mixed.
   2.  Roll out on a floured surface to a circle 1 1/2
   times larger than the inverted 9-inch pie pan.  Fit
   pastry into pan and form a fluted edge all around.
   Maximum recommended freezer storage:  2 months.
   Makes 6 servings.
   From:  JANE BUTEL'S TEX-MEX COOKBOOK by Jane Butel,
   Harmony Books, New York.  1980.  ISBN 0-517-539861
   Shared by: Karin Brewer, Cooking Echo, 3/93
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