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Source: Houston Junior League Cookbook

Tamale Pie
Try this amazing tomale pie, but beware, it is a little on the "hot" side.
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Serves: 10-12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
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1/2 pound salt pork, or 1/4 cup bacon drippings
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup green pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 pounds lean ground beef
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (1 pound 12 ounces) tomatoes, drained
1 cup ripe olives, sliced
1 can (1 pound) whole kernel corn, drained
1 1/4 cups milk
1 1/2 cups yellow corn meal
2 eggs
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 tablespoon butter
Grated sharp cheese

Dice salt pork and fry in large skillet or Dutch oven. Add onion, green pepper and garlic; saute. Add meat and lightly brown. Add chili powder, salt, tomato sauce, tomatoes, ripe olives and corn. Remove from heat. Scald milk; mix with corn meal to make mush. Add unbeaten eggs, one at a time. Stir oil and butter into mush. Combine corn meal and meat mixtures. Pour into large baking dish; liberally sprinkle cheese over top. Bake slowly in a 325 degree oven for 1 hour.

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