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New Mexico Tamale Pie Recipe

Friday, December 25, 2009

                                                          New Mexico Tamale Pie Recipe

New Mexico Tamale Pie Recipe Ingredients

2-1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup whole ripe olives
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Jack or Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup diced white onion
1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
1 cup whole-kernel corn, fresh from the cob, frozen or drained,
1-1/2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
1 cup sliced ripe olives
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

New Mexico Tamale Pie Recipe Cooking Process

Boil water in a medium-sized saucepan. Stir in cornmeal and salt. Cook until thickened,
stirring constantly. Add butter. Cook, stirring, 20 minutes over low heat. Grease a
2-quart casserole. Spread cooked cornmeal over bottom and sides of casserole. Set aside
while you prepare filling. Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Pour filling into lined casserole.
Bake 45 minutes. Before serving, sprinkle top with whole ripe olives, raisins and
shredded cheese. Return to oven just long enough to melt cheese. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
To prepare filling: In a heavy skillet, heat oil. Add onion and garlic. Saute over low heat
5 minutes. Increase heat to high and add beef. Brown meat, stirring constantly. Add
celery, green pepper, corn, tomatoes, sliced olives and seasonings. Simmer over low
heat 10 minutes.
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