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Hot Tamale Casserole

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“If you like Mexican food you'll love this recipe! It's a little extra work but well worth it. Make it as hot or as mild as you like.”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet.
  2. Add onion and green pepper; saute until tender.
  3. Add beef and cook until crumbly.
  4. Add tomatoes (if the tomatoes are very juicy take off some juice, keep it you can add it if needed), tomato paste, corn, olives, cumin, salt, all spice, chili powder, pepper sauce and cornmeal.
  5. Simmer stirring frequently for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  7. Spoon mixture into a 2 1/2 qt casserole.
  8. MAKE TAMALE TOPPING----------------.
  9. In a large bowl mix, flour cornmeal, sugar and baking powder.
  10. Add melted butter, milk, and egg.
  11. Stir only until dry ingredients are just moistened.
  12. Quickly stir in the jalapeno pepper and cheese.
  13. BACK TO THE CASSEROLE-----------.
  14. Spoon the topping in large spoonfuls around the edge of the casserole.
  15. Bake in 450°F uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until cornmeal topping is cooked through and lightly browned.

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