Saturday, March 28, 2009

Beef Tamale Pie

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
2 T chopped garlic
1 can tomato sauce
2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 onion, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can corn, drained
1 T chili powder
1 t ground cumin
1/2 t dried oregano
1 C cornmeal
1 C water
1 1/2 C milk
1 cup cheese, grated
2 T butter
2 eggs, beaten

Brown beef in skillet with onion and garlic til vegies are soft. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn, chili powder, cumin, oregano, 1 t salt and pepper. Simmer 5 minutes. Mix 1/2 C cornmeal and water. Stir into skillet and simmer 10 more minutes. Keep warm. Prepare topping. Heat milk, 1 t salt and butter in saucepan. Whisk in 1/2 C cornmeal and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Add eggs and blend. Pour meat sauce into casserole dish. Spoon topping around edge. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until topping is golden and sauce is bubbly.

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