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December 9th, 2011, 10:28 PM
Hot Tamale Pie

1 large onion, chopped
1 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup chopped ripe olives
1/3 cup diced celery
1 small green pepper, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) condensed tomato soup
2/3 cup whole kernel corn
1 recipe Corn Meal Mush*
1/2 cup grated American cheese

Brown onion and beef in butter. Add remaining ingredients except Corn Meal Mush and cheese. Mix well. Pour into greased 2-quart casserole dish. Cover with Corn Meal Mush and sprinkle with cheese. Cover casserole and bake in 350F. oven for 1 1/2 hours. Yield: 6 servings.

*Corn Meal Mush:
In a saucepan, place 3 cups water, 1/4 teaspoon chili powder and 1 teaspoon cumin. Bring to aboil; gradually stir in 3/4 cup corn meal. Cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes

Source: 1952 New Orleans Energy Co. cooking brochure