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I've been eating this dish for 20 years. It's a great, filling, feel-good dinner.
Make and share this Mexico Pie (Tamale) recipe from Food.com.
- In skillet brown beef with onion, green pepper, and garlic; pour off fat.
- Stir in corn, tomato paste, 1-1/2 cups water, olives, chili powder, and 1 teaspoon salt. Simmer 20-25 minutes.
- Meanwhile, stir cornmeal and 1/2 teaspoon salt into 2 cup cold water; cook in saucepan over medium heat, stirring until thickened (about 15 minutes).
- Stir cheese into meat mixure until melted; pour into 2-quart baking dish.
- Spoon cornmeal mixture over meat (it will look like dumplings sitting on top of meat mixture).
- Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Makes 6 servings.