Mom's Tamale Pie

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by laurenpie

From Albers Corn Meal carton 1960's, plus 4 new ingredients marked "optional". A true steamed corn mush with chili powder, no eggs. Important: Use California chili powder (instead of New Mexico) for a milder flavor. I actually use only one pound ground beef. Family Note: This is Mom-Mom's recipe exactly, except the "optional" ingredients.

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  1. FILLING: Cook beef in skillet until lightly browned. Add onions, garlic and salt, cook until lightly browned. Drain grease. Add remaining filling ingredients, bring to boil then simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease deep casserole dish (9" X 9" or larger).
  3. CRUST: Boil 4 cups water with chili powder and salt. Mix corn meal with 3/4 cup cold water; add this to boiling water. Cook until thick, stirring frequently.
  4. Line casserole dish with 1 inch layer of corn mush. Pour in meat filling. Spread remaining mush on top.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with grated cheese and bake for 15 additional minutes.

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