Tamale Pie - Vegetarian

Amount

  Measure

  Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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1

  pound

  Morning Star Crumbles

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 crumbles, onion, green peppers, and corn until 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: 209 Calories; 7g Fat (28.2% calories from fat); 16g Protein; 22g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 7mg Cholesterol; 716mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain (Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat.

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