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My Mom's Tamale Pie by moo

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    My Mom's Tamale Pie

    2 cups conrmeal
    3 cups salted water

    1 1/2# ground beef
    1 onion, diced
    1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
    2-3 Tbs. chili powder (to taste)
    1 cup raisins
    1 cup sliced black olives

    Make conrmeal mush by boiling the cornmeal with the salted water. Cook until thick. Place a alyer of mush on the bottom and sides of an 8x10 casserole dish. Reserve some for the top layer. Brown the gound beef, drain. Add the diced onion, salt and pepper, cook until till translucent. Add the tomato sauce and chili powder. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add the raisins and black olives. Cover with dollops of the remaining mush. Bake at 350F. for 30-40 minutes, until the mush is nicely browned.