Tamale Pie (mexican Cornbread casserole)

2011-11-03 17:06
Mountain Standard Time
Cornbread Batter:
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 can (10 oz) cream style corn
2 eggs well beaten
1/2 cup crisco oil
2 tsp sugar (if desired)
1 cup milk (may add more milk to make batter right)
(not to thick or not to thin)about like cake batter
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
1 large onion chopped
3 to 5 small banana peppers chopped
2 to 3 cups grated cheddar cheese (mild or med)
Mix together batter ingredients. set aside. In a large skillet, cook ground beef, onion and peppers until browned and then pour into strainer. Drain off any grease. Rinse with hot water and let drain.Pour half of batter into large greased 9x13 cake pan, then pour all of the hamburger mixture over this. Top this with all the cheese.
Next, pour the other half of your cornbread batter over the meat and cheese filling.
Bake in a 350* oven for about 45 to 50 min. or until brown. Let set a few minutes before cuting and serving.

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