Tamale Pie

Course : Beef
Serves: 4 - 6
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1 pound ground beef
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 medium chopped onion
1 clove garlic -- minced
16 ounces tomatoes
6 ounces tomato sauce
12 ounces canned corn -- drained
1 can black pitted olives -- sliced, drained
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 dash pepper
3 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese -- grated
3 cups cold milk
1 cup yellow cornmeal

Preparation / Directions:

Brown first four ingredients together. Drain fat and add tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn, olives, sugar, salt, chili powder, and pepper. Simmer 20 minutes until thick. Add cheese and stir until melted. Pour into 9 x 13 pan. Make corn meal topping by heating milk in double boiler, add 1 teaspoon salt and slowly stir in cornmeal. Cook and stir until thick; add 1 tablespoon butter and spread over top of meat mixture. Bake at 375*F for 40 minutes. In meat mixture, for 20 minute simmering time, I added about 1/3 c. cracked wheat and simmer same length of time.


Nutritional Information:

3117 Calories (kcal); 185g Total Fat; (52% calories from fat); 146g Protein; 230g Carbohydrate; 564mg Cholesterol; 5412mg Sodium

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