Stovetop Tamale Pie

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Makes: 4 servings
Total Cost: $3.67
Serving Cost: $0.92


Quick Chili:
1/2 pound
ground beef, lean
1 can
kidney beans (15 1/2 ounce, drain and save liquid)
1/3 cup
bean liquid
1 cup
tomato puree (canned)
1 tablespoon
onion (minced)
1 1/2 tablespoons
chili powder
Tamale Pie:
3/4 can
whole kernel corn (12 ounce, not drained)
1/2 cup
yellow cornmeal
1 dash
1 1/4 cups
cold water (8 fluid ounces)
1/8 teaspoon
chili powder


Prepare Chili:

1. Cook beef in hot skillet until lightly browned. Drain off fat.

2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil.

3. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 10 minutes.

Prepare Tamale Pie:

1. Place chili in a 10-inch skillet. Stir in corn. Heat thoroughly.

2. As chili heats, mix cornmeal and salt with water in a sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened, about 2 minutes.

3. Spread cornmeal mixture over hot chili to form a crust. Sprinkle with chili powder.

4. Cover and cook over low heat, with lid slightly ajar, until topping is set, about 10 minutes.



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