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Tamale Pie

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Ingredients
  Chopped onions 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Green peppers 2 Medium, chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Ground beef 12 Ounce (85% Lean)
  Frozen corn 10 Ounce (1 Package)
  Tomato sauce 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Sliced pitted ripe olives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
  Cornmeal 1 Tablespoon
  Ground cumin 1 Tablespoon
  Worcestershire sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Chili powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Cornmeal 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Canned corn/1 cup cooked corn 8 3⁄4 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Unsweetened applesauce 3 Tablespoon
  Egg whites 4
  Skim milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Canned diced green chili peppers 2 Tablespoon
Directions

To make the filling: Lightly spray an unheated large skillet with no-stick spray.
Add the onions, green peppers and garlic.
Cook and stir over medium heat until tender.
Add the ground beef.
Cook until browned, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the corn, tomato sauce, olives, tomato paste, cornmeal, cumin, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder and allspice.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat.
Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
Lightly spray a 2 1/2-quart casserole with no-stick spray.
Transfer the meat mixture to the casserole and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 375°.
To make the topping: In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, 3/4 cup cornmeal and baking powder.
Set the flour mixture aside.
In a blender or food processor, blend or process the canned or cooked corn and applesauce until the corn is pureed.
Add the egg whites and milk.
Blend or process until combined.
Add the corn mixture to the flour mixture.
Stir just until combined.
Fold in half of the cheese and all of the chili peppers.
Spread the topping over the filling.
Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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