Tamale Pie Recipe (an American adaptation) 6-8 servings

INGREDIENTS:

2 C
Emergency Essentials Freeze Dried Ground Beef, reconstituted
2 TBSP
Emergency Essentials Chili Powder
1/4 C
Reconstituted Emergency Essentials Chopped Onion
1/4 C
Reconstituted Emergency Essentials Green Bell Pepper Dices
1 1/2 C
Tomato sauce (reconstituted Emergency Essentials Tomato Powder)
1 1/2 C
Reconstituted Emergency Essentials Freeze Dried Super-Sweet Yellow Corn, drained
1 C
Emergency Essentials Freeze Dried Cheddar Cheese (or Jack or Colby if you prefer)
Nice to add
1 small can drained black olive slices, sour cream for topping Cornmeal mush topping (see recipe below)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine ground beef, chili powder, chopped onion, bell pepper, tomato sauce, and corn (and olives if you like) and heat through.
  2. Place the mixture in a sprayed casserole dish, and top with ¾ cup of the shredded cheese.
  3. Prepare the cornmeal topping and spread or drop by tablespoons on top of the mixture (it will be thick).
  4. Bake for ½ hour at 350° F. At the very end of baking, sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup shredded cheese on the cornmeal topping so that it melts.
  5. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

Cornmeal Mush Topping:

Whisk ¾ cup [Yellow Cornmeal] (can be ground from Emergency Essentials [Yellow Popcorn] if you like) into 2 cups cold water with 3/4 teaspoon [salt] and 1 teaspoon [chili powder]. Cook over medium heat (careful, it splatters!) until thick, then stir in 1 tablespoon [Red Feather Canned Butter] and mix well.

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