Us Army Tamale Pie 1940s 1950s

"From the US Army.. 1940s or 1950s. With healthy alternatives on the side"
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  • Sausage can be hot or mild.
  • Combine all ingredients except corn meal, milk, and eggs in 5 or 6 quart pan.
  • Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add corn meal, milk, and eggs.
  • Cook an additional 15 minutes, stirring often, since it can stick.
  • Pour into 2 greased (or sprayed) baking dishes (9x13 ish; this isn't critical; it can be in slightly smaller ones, but baking time may be slightly longer)
  • Bake in 350 oven for about 30 minutes, until well set. Let sit for 5 minutes or so before cutting. Consistency should be just slightly less firm than cornbread.

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  1. MomLuvs6
    Very Good. Doubled the recipe. Easy to make.
  2. SheDino
    Scaled this recipe down for two and added a few ingredients. Used a 10 oz can of tomatoes with chilies, a can of black olives, added 1 teaspoon each garlic powder, cumin and onion powder, 1 cup of taco cheese and omitted chili powder. Used 1 egg, 1 cup milk and 2/3 cup cornmeal. Used 7 ozs of fully-cooked smoked turkey sausage. I processed the whole recipe in a food processor and skipped the stove top step. Cooked this at 375F in a 9-13 Pyrex pan for between 30-40 minutes Done when knife inserted in center comes out clean). The rest step is mandatory. Tried this recipe before in a deeper pan and it took nearly two hours to cook.


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