Aunt Edna’s Tamale Pie

  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 1 med. Onion (chopped)
  • 1 or 2 cloves Garlic (chopped)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) tomatoes`
  • 1 cup Corn Meal
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) corn (creamed or reg)
  • 1 can whole or sliced Black Olives
  • 1 tsp (or to taste) Chili Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 to 4 slices of bacon (optional)
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese (optional)

Saute onion & garlic in oil.  Add meat, salt & pepper.  Cook until redness disappears from meat.  Add tomatoes, heat through.  Stir in corn meal, stirring until thick over low heat.  Add corn & olives.  Stir in chili powder to desired taste.  Beat eggs.  Add to meat mixture and stir well.  Pour into oiled casserole.  Top with strips (3 or 4) bacon or grated Parmesan cheese – or both.  Bake in 325 degree oven for about 45 min.  Serves approximately 8.