Tamale Pie


2 Cup Cornmeal
6 Cup Boiling Water
2 Tablespoon Fat (depends on how lean meat is)
1 lb Hamburger or ground Turkey
1 Clove Garlic, minced
1 Small Onion, chopped
1/2 Green Pepper, chopped
1 No. 2 Can Crushed Tomatoes
2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Chili Powder


Sift the cornmeal slowly into the rapidly boiling water, stirring constantly.
Cook until thick, about fifteen minutes and then salt to taste.
Line the bottom and sides of a greased casserole dish with the mush, reserving some for the top.
Brown the hamburger(gr. turkey), garlic, onion and green pepper in the melted fat; add Tomatoes, seasonings and enough water to allow the meat mixture to simmer about ten minutes.
Turn into the mush lined casserole, putting remainder of mush over the top in broken pieces.
Dot with margarine and sprinkle with additional chili powder.
Bake in hot oven (400 degrees) about thirty minutes.