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Tamale Pie

 Tamale Pie
The amount of spice in this recipe is just right for my family, who prefers things on the mild side. Make it once with these measurements---then spice it up a little more if you like!—Ruth Aden, Polson, Montana
8 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • 3 cups (12 ounces each) shredded cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese or Colby-Jack cheese
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained

Directions

  • In a skillet, brown ground beef; drain. Add tomatoes, onion and
  • spices. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  • Arrange five tortillas in the bottom of a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish,
  • tearing tortillas as needed. Cover with half of the meat mixture,
  • then half of the cheese. Repeat layers, using remaining tortillas,
  • meat mixture and cheese. Sprinkle with olives.
  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Let stand a
  • few minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 428 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 24 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 829 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g protein.