Terrific Tamale Pie

Terrific Tamale Pie

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

How to Make Terrific Tamale Pie


  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.

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Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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