Better Homes Cookbook
Penny Ashton - 1990
Serves 12

Oven 375° - 40 min

2lbslean Ground Beef>Brown in Skillet.
2COnion (Chopped)
32ozTomato Sauce>Add to skillet and simmer for 25 minutes. Make Cornmeal while you wait.
2cansGreen Giant Niblets (12 oz. each)
1canOlives (pitted, select) (coursely chopped)
2clvGarlic (minced)
4-6tChili Powder
12ozCheddar Cheese (grated, 3 Cups, no more!)>Add to skillet and melt.
Whenever I think of Tamale Pie, I smile because one of my favorite kitchen miracles is making cornmeal. ItŐs absolute magic. I always get tickled watching the little bit of yellow meal explode into such a giant solid mass. Cornmeal will become volcanic, as it thickens, so turn it down some.
Corn Meal Topper: Careful bubbling cornmeal can burn you badly.
4CCOLD Water>Add cornmeal & salt to cold water. Cook and STIR until thick.
1 ½CCornmeal
- Stir constantly once it starts to thicken -
Spoon meat mixture into casserole. Spoon Cornmeal over top in a design. Go around edges only, make crisscross rows or something pretty. The red sauce and yellow corn meal are very attractive together.
Bake for 40 min.

updated 22 Mar, 2002