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Tamale Lentil Casserole

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Serves 6 | Prep Time | Cook Time

Why I Love This Recipe

A great meatless meal.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion chopped (1 cup)
1 medium green bell pepper chopped(1 cup)
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
3 cups water
1 ¼ cups dried lentils (10 ounces)sorted and rinsed
1(14 ounce) can tomato sauce
1(1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
¼ cup milk
1(8 1/2 ounce) package cornbread muffin mix
1(8 1/2 ounce) can cream-style corn
1 large egg


Heat oil in 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook onion, bell pepper and garlic in oil, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender. Stir in water, lentils, tomato sauce and seasoning mix; reduce heat to low. Partially cover and simmer 35 to 40 minutes or until lentils are tender.

Heat oven to 400F. Grease 2-quart casserole with shortening. Prepare

Cheese Cornbread Topping by mixing all ingredients until moistened. Spoon lentil mixture into casserole. Spread topping evenly over lentil mixture. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes until topping is golden brown. Yield: 6 servings.

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