Tamale Pie

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  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In 3-qt flame-proof, oven-proof casserole dish, combine beef, onion, pepper, and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until beef has changed color. Remove casserole from burner.
  3. Turn out meat mixture onto large plate line w/ paper towels to absorb any excess fat. Return to casserole.
  4. Add tomato sauce, black beans, corn, chili powder, cumin, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir to mix well. Scoop out five cups of mixture and reserve in medium-sized bowl.
  5. Lay half of tortillas over mixture remaining in casserole, overlapping and covering entire surface. Add 2-1/2 cups of reserved meat and bean mixture over tortillas, spreading it out w/ back of large spoon. Lay remaining tortillas over mixture in casserole, overlapping and covering entire surface. Top w/ remaining meat and bean mixture, spreading out evenly over tortillas.
  6. Bake uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes or until sauce begins to bubble.