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Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 green pepper, chopped
15-ounce can tomato sauce
28-ounce can tomatoes, chopped
17-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup sliced pitted ripe olives
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons chili powder
Dash of black pepper
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
CRUST
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups cold water
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

Brown ground beef, onions and green pepper and drain. Add tomato sauce, tomatoes, corn, olives, garlic, sugar, chili powder and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered 20 minutes or until thickened. Add 1/2 cup cheese and stir until melted. To make crust, stir cornmeal, salt, water and chili powder in saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick. Add butter and mix well. Spread half of crust mixture over bottom on 9-inch square baking dish. Add filling and spoon on the remaining crust. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 45 minutes. Top with remaining cheese.

Marion Erickson Rock Island



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