Terrific Tamale Pie Recipe

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Terrific Tamale Pie

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Ingredients

6 slice
bacon
1 lb
ground beef
1 c
corn
1/4 c
green chiles, chopped
3
green onions, chopped
1/4 c
cornmeal
1/4 tsp
oregano
1 tsp
ground pure hot red chile
1 tsp
salt
freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp
cumin
8 oz
tomato sauce
1
egg
1/4 c
evaporated milk
1/2 tsp
dry mustard
2 c
monterey jack cheese, grated
4
stuffed olives, sliced

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Fry bacon until crisp; break into large pieces. Set side.
2
Chill bacon drippings until firm for use in the crust.
3
Brown ground beef in a large skillet; drain off fat.
4
Stir in next 10 ingredients.
5
Reserve egg, evaporated milk, etc., for the top crust.
6
Prepare the piecrust, and use it to line a 9-inch pie pan.
7
Place meat mixture in the pan.
8
Bake at 425 for 25 minutes.
9
Meanwhile, combine egg, evaporated milk, mustard and cheese.
10
Spread on top of the pie and decorate with the reserved bacon pieces and the sliced olives.
11
Bake for 5 minutes longer, or until cheese melts.
12
Let stand for 10 minutes, or until firm, before serving.
13
CORNMEAL PIECRUST (1 crust for 9-inch pie): 1 cup all purpose flour 2 tablespoon cornmeal 1/3 cup firm bacon drippings OR other shortening 3-4 tablespoon cold water.
14
Combine flour and cornmeal, then cut in bacon drippings.
15
When mixture is granular, add the water, in small quantities to insure a flaky crust, until pastry is mixed.
16
Roll out on a floured surface to a circle 1 1/2 times larger than the inverted 9-inch pie pan.
17
Fit pastry into pan and form a fluted edge all around.

About this Recipe

Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy