Tamale Pie

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 384.2
  • Total Fat: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1,605.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 73.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 14.5 g
  • Protein: 15.2 g

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This is a yummy alternative and kids love it! This is a yummy alternative and kids love it!
Number of Servings: 4


    Onions, raw, 1 cup, chopped (remove)
    Garlic, 3 cloves (remove)
    Beans, pinto, 2 cup (remove)
    Tomato Paste, .25 cup (remove)
    Yellow Sweet Corn, Frozen, 0.5 cup kernels (remove)
    Green Peppers (bell peppers), 0.5 cup, chopped (remove)
    Celery, raw, .5 cup, diced (remove)
    Water, tap, 3 cup (8 fl oz) (remove)
    Yellow Cornmeal, 1.5 cup (remove)
    Salt, 2 tsp (remove)
    Chili powder, 5.5 tsp (remove)
    Cumin seed, .5 tsp (remove)
    Cheddar Cheese, .25 cup, shredded (remove)


Water saute the onions and garlic until carmelized. When soft
and browned, add chili powder and cumin. Continue to cook and
stir until spices are fragrant. Meantime, mash the beans (if you're
not starting with the refried ones) and mix them and the tomato
paste into the onion, along with the other filling ingredients.
When hot, adjust seasonings and set aside.

Stir cornmeal slowly into boiling water. (If you use regular
cornmeal instead of coarse, it is likely to lump: stir it first
into 1 cup cold water, then into 2 cups boiling water). Cook
and stir until thick, adding the salt and chili powder once
the mixture comes to a boil.

Prepare an 8x8" pan and spread two thirds of the cornmeal mixture
over the bottom and sides; then pour the bean mixture into this
cornmeal crust and drop and spread the remaining third of the
cornmeal on the top (Don't worry if it doesn't cover it completely).
Sprinkle the top crust with grated cheddar cheese and cook in a
350 degree oven for half an hour.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JFERN1965.

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