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Bean Tamale Pie Recipe
What You Need
• 2 tablespoons green pepper, chopped
• 2 tablespoons onion, chopped
• 1 teaspoon oil
• 1 cup dried kidney beans, cooked, unsalted, drained
• 1/2 cup tomato puree
• 1 cup frozen whole-kernel corn
• 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
• 3/4 cup water
• 1/16 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

What To Do
1. Cook green pepper and onion in oil in small frypan until tender.

2. Stir in beans, tomato puree, corn, 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder, and 1/8 teaspoon salt.

3. Cover and cook over low heat until flavors are blended - about 15 minutes.

4. Mix cornmeal, water, and 1/16 teaspoon salt.

5. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until very thick - about 3 minutes.

6. Spread cornmeal mush over bean mixture to form a crust.

7. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon chili powder over top of crust.

8. Cook over low heat, with lid ajar, until topping is set - about 7 minutes.

Source: Human Nutrition Information Service, USDA

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