Tasty Tamale Pie - Casserole

READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Cook ground beef and onion in a large skillet until beef is browned, and onions tender, drain.
  • Stir in salsa (can make smoother in texture in the food processor, if you desire), water and taco seasoning packet; bring to a boil until some of the water as boiled off and it is the sauce is saucy not thin and watery.
  • Reduce heat to low and stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes. Add olives, if using, and stir.
  • In a medium sauces pan: combine cornmeal, evaporated milk, green chilies, 1/2 C cheese and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 5-7 minutes or until thickened (to the consistency of thin oatmeal).
  • In a 8x8 ungreased baking dish: Spoon in meat filling, then spread cornmeal on top of meat mixture.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, sprinkle with remaining cheese and garnish w/ jalapenos. Bake an additional 5 minutes until cheese is melted.
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