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Hot Tamale Pie


6 cups boiling water

2 cups yellow cornmeal

2 Tbsp shortening

1 lb lean hamburger

salt,pepper and chili powder to taste

1 onion-chopped

1 small green pepper-chopped

2 cups tomatoes


Sift the cornmeal slowly into the rapidly boiling water,stirring constantly.

Cook for 15 min.

Heat the shortening and add the hamburger,onion and green pepper, cooking until meat is brown,onion and green pepper are tender.

Add the tomatoes and season to taste with the salt,pepper and chili powder.

Let mixture simmer for 10 min..

Fill a well oiled baking dish with alternating layers of cornmeal and meat mixture.

Bake at 400 deg for 20 min.