Monday, January 28, 2008

Tamale Pie

1 1/2 to 2 lbs. ground beef (browned)--I sauted green peppers and onions with the beef
Add 3 cans tomato sauce (8 oz size)
Add one can cream-style corn/regular corn/equivalent of frozen corn
Add 1 1/2 tsp. chile powder
You can also add chopped olives if you want.

Bring to a boil to make sure everything is warmed through. Make one recipe of cornbread (enough for a 9" square pan)*. Put sauce in 9" x 13" pan. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, then spread cornbread batter over top. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Serves 6-8.

*Corn bread:
1 ¼ C. flour ¾ C. cornmeal
¼ C. sugar 2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt 1 C. milk
¼ C. oil 1 egg
1. Combine dry ingredients.
2. Stir in milk, oil, and egg.
3. Mix just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Note: Thanks to Brittany for this recipe.