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    Lunchroom Tamale Pie

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 5 mins

    25 mins

    40 mins

    Miss Annie's Note:

    This is one of those old recipes that tastes like the school lunchroom tamale pie. I always ate in the lunchroom on the day they served this. It is also one of the recipes that I just do, so prep time is an estimate only.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 6

    Yield:

    9x13 in ...

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Brown ground chuck.
    2. 2
      Add onion, bell pepper, and cook until tender.
    3. 3
      Add chili powder, black pepper, garlic powder, 1 teaspoons.
    4. 4
      salt and tomatoes.
    5. 5
      Simmer for 10 minutes and keep warm.
    6. 6
      Mix cornmeal with cold water.
    7. 7
      Add boiling water and cook about 10 minutes, or until thick.
    8. 8
      Add 1 teaspoons salt, stir well.
    9. 9
      Spray a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
    10. 10
      Use 2/3 of cornmeal mixture on bottom& sides of casserole dish.
    11. 11
      Pour meat mixture into casserole dish.
    12. 12
      Spread the remaining 1/3 of cornmeal mixture over meat mixture.
    13. 13
      Dot with margarine.
    14. 14
      Bake at 375°F for 40 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 27, 2002

      45

      I enjoyed the flavor of this. I suggest draining the beef after browning. Also, I used a two-quart casserole, but I wonder if a 9 x 13 x 2-inch dish would be better. What do you use Miss Annie? Also, step #7, mine thickened up in about 3 minutes! :)

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    • on October 26, 2002

      55

      I have been looking for a recipe like this one! Definitely a keeper! I used ground turkey and a seasoning packet which was not as spicy as I hoped. Next time I will REALLY *spice* it up and maybe use salsa as a timesaver instead of chopping the onions & green peppers.

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    • on June 18, 2005

      55

      I love the name, Lunchroom Tamale Pie! Just what I was looking for, The Basic Tamale Pie. I made few changes, one large garlic clove instead of powder, more chili powder, extra lean ground beef, & about 1/2 cup of small black olives. I cook for my 89 year old mother and I knew she was sick of chicken. I put half in an 8x8 pyrex dish and half in an aluminum loaf pan for her. She loved it,(she grew up in San Antonio). Thanks for the great recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lunchroom Tamale Pie

    Serving Size: 1 (476 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 332.3
     
    Calories from Fat 109
    32%
    Total Fat 12.1 g
    18%
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    25%
    Cholesterol 59.3 mg
    19%
    Sodium 897.3 mg
    37%
    Total Carbohydrate 38.0 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
    19%
    Sugars 3.7 g
    14%
    Protein 19.1 g
    38%

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