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California Tamale Casserole
One dish holds all the flavors of the Southwest.


Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Servings: Serves 6-8
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1-1/2 cups milk
1 egg, beaten
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 package chili-seasoning mix
2 tsp. seasoned salt
1 can tomatoes (16 ounces)
1 can whole kernel corn (17 ounces), drained
1 can pitted black olives (7-1/2 ounces), drained
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded




Preheat oven to 350F.
Mix cornmeal, milk and egg in 2-1/2 quart casserole dish.
Brown ground beef in heavy skillet until beef is no longer pink. Break up
with spoon while cooking to 1/2-inch crumbles.
Add chili-seasoning mix, salt, tomatoes, corn and olives to ground beef.
Mix well.
Stir beef mixture into cornmeal mixture.
Bake at 350F for 1-1/4 hours. Sprinkle cheese over top and return to oven
until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.