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Tamale Casserole


  • 3/4 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pound meat (chopped ham, chicken or ground beef)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 (7 1/2 ounce) jar green olives, sliced
  • 1 cup cottage cheese (optional)


  1. Mix cornmeal, milk and egg in large bowl; set aside.
  2. In skillet, brown meat in oil with onion, tomato and oregano. Pour off fat and add olives and cottage cheese, if desired; simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Stir into cornmeal mix; turn into casserole dish; bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

Makes 4 servings.

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