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Frank Tamale Pie

Frank Tamale Pie

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet cook onion and green pepper in butter till tender but not brown.
  2. Cut franks in ½-inch pieces.
  3. Stir into skillet along with beans, corn, tomato sauce, olives, garlic, sugar, chili powder, and dash pepper.
  4. Simmer, uncovered, till thickened, about 30 minutes.
  5. Add cheese, stir till melted.
  6. Turn mixture into a greased 12x7½x2-inch baking dish.
  7. Place 2 cups cold water in saucepan.
  8. Stir in cornmeal and ½ teaspoon salt.
  9. Cook and stir till very thick (½ to 1 minute after mixture comes to boiling).
  10. Spoon over hot frank mixture, forming a lattice design as shown in photo at right.
  11. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for about 25 minutes.

Notes

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Frank Tamale Pie

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Theresa A White

Thursday 2nd of January 2020

I honestly don't remember where I found this recipe. My husband was military and we had five kids. I was constantly looking for inexpensive, kid-friendly meals. This was a favorite and still is. They married, moved away and had their own families and I received calls from across the country wanting the recipe. It's been adapted a little. Added some black beans and diced tomatoes. upped the spices a little as the kids grew older. It may be just the two of us left here but my husband still brightens up when it's Frank Tamale Pie and Coleslaw night.

DNP - Billie

Thursday 2nd of January 2020

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