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Stove Top Tamale Pie

  • 1 can vegetarian beans
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
  • ¼ cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons oil
  • 1 can (16 ounce) tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup cheese, grated

Rinse sauce off vegetarian beans, drain well and set aside. Cook green pepper and onion in oil in a large skillet until soft. Mash tomatoes with a fork; add along with vegetarian beans, corn and chili powder to the skillet. Cover skillet and cook over low heat for 10 minutes. In a small saucepan, combine cornmeal and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring while cornmeal thickens. Add cheese to the thickened cornmeal, spread over bean mixture to form a top crust. Cook uncovered over low heat until crust is set, for about 5 to 7 minutes. Serve hot.

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