Tamale Pie

Amount

  Measure

  Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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1

  pound

  extra lean ground beef

1

  small

  onion -- diced

1

  clove

  garlic -- minced

1

  small

  green pepper -- diced

8

  ounces

  no salt added tomato sauce

1

  cup

  corn

4 1/2

  ounces

  black olives -- sliced

14 1/2

  ounces

  diced tomatoes with green chilies -- drained

1/2

  teaspoon

  salt

1/4

 teaspoon

  pepper

2

  teaspoons

  chili powder

1/2

  teaspoon

  cumin

1/2

  teaspoon

  marjoram

 Topping

1 1/2

  cups

 low fat cheddar cheese

3/4

  cup

  yellow cornmeal

1/2

  teaspoon

  salt

2

  cups

  water

1

  tablespoon

  unsalted butter

Heat oven to 375F.

In a large saucepan cook beef, onion, green peppers, and corn until no pink remains and vegetables are softened.

Add tomato sauce, olives, tomatoes, salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, and marjoram. Heat through.

Add cheese and stir until melted.

Put meat mixture in a casserole dish.

Mix cornmeal with water and cook, stirring until thickened.

Add salt and butter to cornmeal mixture.

Spread on top of meat and bake uncovered for about 40 minutes or until cornmeal is baked through.

Makes 9 Servings.
Per Serving: 265 Calories; 13g Fat (44.9% calories from fat); 17g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 42mg Cholesterol; 637mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain (Starch); 2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat.

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