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Corn Creole

This is excellent for potluck dinners or buffet suppers.


  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 small green bell pepper or 4 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked tomatoes
  • 1 cup cream-style corn
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup minced ripe olives


  1. Sauté finely chopped onion, garlic, and bell pepper or parsley in hot shortening until limp but not brown.
  2. Add beef and seasonings; cook slowly for 10 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes and corn; boil briskly; stir in the cornmeal; and add milk and olives.
  4. Bake uncovered for 1 hour in a well-greased baking dish at 325 degrees F.

Serves 6.

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