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Turkey, Chicken or Ground Beef Tamale Pie

This tamale pie has a cornbread topping. For those of us who don't know much about chiles, I recommend the nuanced flavor of Grandma's ZESTY Chili Powder which has added spices and garlic but no salt.

I don't remember where I got this recipe but it was long ago and certainly has been altered over the years. A quick and filling emergency dish.



  1. Sauté onion in large frying pan.
  2. Add tomato sauce, olives, corn, chili powder, kidney beans, turkey, salt and pepper.
  3. Turn into 8 x 12-inch baking pan.
  4. Top with cornbread batter; it will only partially cover the filling.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes.

* If you use ground beef, use 1/2 to 1 1/2 pounds and sauté with the onion, then drain off fat.

From the kitchen of Marianna vE.


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