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Monte Vista Tamale Pie

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Ingredients
  Yellow cornmeal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chili powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Ground chuck 1 Pound
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped green pepper 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Canned tomatoes 16 Ounce, cut up (1 Can)
  Canned tomato paste 6 Ounce (1 Can)
  Sliced pitted ripe olives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chili powder 4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shredded cheddar cheese 4 Ounce (1 Cup)
Directions

Combine corn meal, 2 tsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. salt and water in 12x8x2" (2qt.) glass baking dish.
Microwave at high setting 8 to 10 minutes, or until thickened, stirring every 2 minutes.
Set aside.
Crumble ground chuck into 1 1/2qt. glass casserole.
Add onion, green pepper and garlic.
Cover and microwave at high setting 5 to 7 minutes, or until meat loses its pink color, stirring after 3 minutes.
Pour off excess fat from meat.
Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, olives, 4 tsp. chili powder and 1/2 tsp. salt.
Spoon meat mixture over corn meal mixture.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Microwave at high setting 1 minute, or until cheese is melted.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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