Upside Down Beef Tamale Pie

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 530


1 small onion chopped
1/2 medium red bell pepper chopped
12 ounces lean ground beef
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomato
1 (7-ounce) can corn drained
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chili
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
2 eggs
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


1. Chop the onion
2. Chop the bell pepper.
3. Brown the ground beef in a deep frying pan over medium heat, then drain the fat. Reduce the heat to low, add the remaining filling ingredients, and simmer 20 minutes.
4. While the filling mixture simmers, prepare the topping. Bring the milk, butter, and salt to a boil in a pot over medium-high heat. Gradually add the cornmeal, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
5. Transfer the cooled cornmeal to a medium- size bowl. Add the eggs and cheddar cheese, and stir until well combined.
6. Spread the ground beef mixture evenly in the bottom of an oiled 13x9 inch baking pan. Spread the topping over the filling in an even layer.
7. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 25 minutes or until the topping forms a golden brown crust. Let the “pie” sit a few minutes before cutting into squares and serving. (Use a spatula to remove the squares from the pan.)

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 530
Calories from Fat: 196

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