Baked Tamales

This Mexican dish is great for the family. It combines awesome flavors with a healthful cooking method to truly be a great choice.

2 pounds Ground beef
1 can Tomatoes (14 oz)
2 tablespoons Chili powder OR
5 teaspoons Ground ancho (pasilla) chile PLUS
1 teaspoon Cumin AND
ΒΌ teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Garlic clove, crushed
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Black olives
4 cups Corn meal
2 teaspoons Salt
8 cups Water
2 Eggs, well beaten
4 tablespoons Butter


Step 1-An early stage in the developent of the deep-dish tamale pie, with the real turn-of-the-century flavor.

Step 2-In skillet, saute beef in pan until brown. Add tomatoes, chili powder, garlic, salt and olives. Cook 15 minutes.

Step 3-Grease 9x13" baking dish and line bottom with 1/2 Corn Meal Dough. Add meat mixture and cover with remaining 1/2 Corn Meal Dough. Bake 20 minutes at 325'F. or until browned.

Step 4-CORN MEAL DOUGH:Add corn meal and salt to water in pot. Bring to boil and cook over medium heat until thick, 5-10 minutes. Add eggs and butter. Stir well.

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