Tamale pie (quick)

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Lean ground beef
1 pack 10 oz frozen whole kernel corn; thawed
1 can 14-1/2 oz diced tomatoes; undrained
1 can 4 oz sliced black olives; drained
1 pack 1-1/4 oz taco seasoning mix
1 pack 6 oz corn muffin or corn bread mix plus ingredients to prepare mix
¼ cup 1 oz shredded Cheddar cheese
1 \N Green onion; thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place meat in large skillet; cook over high heat 6 to 8 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, breaking meat apart with wooden spoon. Pour off drippings. Add corn, tomatoes, olives and seasoning mix to meat. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Pour into deep 9-inch pie plate; smooth top with spatula.

Prepare corn muffin mix according to package directions. Spread evenly over meat mixture. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Sprinkle with cheese and onions. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Prep and cook time: 20 minutes

Serving suggestion: Serve with papaya wedges sprinkled with lime juice.

NUTRITIONAL INFO: Calories 412, total fat 20g, protein 21g, carbohydrate 39g, cholesterol 49mg, sodium 1679 mg, dietary fiber 2g Dietary exchanges: 2 bread, 2 meat, 1 vegetable, 3 fat SOURCE: _No Time to Cook_, Vol 1, October 15, 1995, No. 5 MM format by Mary Ann Young <maryann36@...>

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