Frank Tamale Pie
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- 1 cup chopped onion
- ½ cup chopped green pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ pound frankfurters (4 or 5)
- 1 16-ounce can pork and beans in tomato sauce
- 1 12-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
- ¼ cup chopped pitted ripe olives
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 to 3 teaspoons chill powder
- 1½ cups shredded American cheese
- ¾ cup yellow cornmeal
- In a large skillet cook onion and green pepper in butter till tender but not brown.
- Cut franks in ½-inch pieces.
- Stir into skillet along with beans, corn, tomato sauce, olives, garlic, sugar, chili powder, and dash pepper.
- Simmer, uncovered, till thickened, about 30 minutes.
- Add cheese, stir till melted.
- Turn mixture into a greased 12x7½x2-inch baking dish.
- Place 2 cups cold water in saucepan.
- Stir in cornmeal and ½ teaspoon salt.
- Cook and stir till very thick (½ to 1 minute after mixture comes to boiling).
- Spoon over hot frank mixture, forming a lattice design as shown in photo at right.
- Bake, uncovered, at 375° for about 25 minutes.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.