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Tamale Pie


Ingredients

  • Filling
  • 1 cup finely chopped mushrooms (about 3 oz)
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 4.5oz can diced green chilies
  • 1 15oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 can large black olives (6 oz. dry weight), drained and left whole
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • Dash of pepper
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups)
  • Topping
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal (preferably stone ground)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 Tablespoon butter