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Emma's Tamale Pie

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Serves 8-10 | Prep Time 30 | Cook Time 70


1 yellow onion, chopped and caramelized
3/4 lb ground beef
2 8oz cans seasoned tomato sauce
1 can corn, drained
1/2 c chopped olives
2 T roasted garlic
1 T sugar
1 t salt
2 1/2 t chili powder
dash pepper
1 1/2 c shredded mexican blend cheese

Corn meal top
3/4 c yellow cornmeal
1/2 t salt
2 c cold spring water
1 T butter

Brown ground beef and drain fat, add everything but cheese and mix well

Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until thickened

Remove from heat and add cheese, stir until melted

Pour mixture into 9x12 baking dish

Corn Meal Top

Stir cornmeal and salt into cold water, heat and stir until thick

Add butter and mix well

Spoon over meat mixture, making narrow stripes

Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes or until top is browned

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I have always loved tamale pie, and this is one of my favorites - especially after I have changed it to what I want in it so I don't have to pick out the stuff i don't like :)

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