Tamale Pie
Serves 8-10

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 3 lg. peppers, medium dice
  • 2 c. diced white onion
  • 1 Tbs. chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbs. chili powder
  • 1 Tbs. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 28 oz. can San Marzano tomatoes
  • 2 c. Kidney beans
  • 2 c. corn kernels
  • 1 c. corn meal
  • 2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 5 c. chicken broth

PROCESS:

Brown the ground beef and drain off excess fat.

Add peppers, onions, garlic and spices. Cook until vegetables are tender.

Add beans, corn and tomatoes.

Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, stirring.

Bring chicken broth to a boil and stir in corn meal, adding slowly and stirring constantly, until thick and smooth.

Place 1/2 the corn meal mixture on bottom of a 9' x 11' pan, add the beef and top with remaining corn meal.

Top with shredded cheddar and bake in 350° F oven for 15 minutes.