Tamale Lentil Casserole

Recipe by TishT
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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil
  • 1
    large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1
    small green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2
    cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3
    cups water
  • 1 14
    cups dried lentils, sorted and rinsed
  • 1
    (14 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1
    (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • Cheese Cornbread Topping
  • 12
    cup shredded cheddar cheese (, 2 ounces)
  • 14
    cup milk
  • 1
    (8 1/2 ounce) package cornbread-muffin mix
  • 1
    (8 1/2 ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1
    large egg
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oil in 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Cook onion, bell pepper and garlic in oil, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in water, lentils, tomato sauce and seasoning mix; reduce heat to low.
  • Partially cover and simmer 35 to 40 minutes or until lentils are tender.
  • Heat oven to 400F.
  • Grease 2-quart casserole with shortening.
  • Prepare Cheese Cornbread Topping by mixing all ingredients until moistened.
  • Spoon lentil mixture into casserole.
  • Spread topping evenly over lentil mixture.
  • Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes until topping is golden brown.
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