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Tamale Veggie Pie

 Tamale Veggie Pie
This warm and comforting “pie” has a thick and zippy filling and a moist, tender cornbread topping. An overall hearty dish for the season. Writes Deb Perry from Bluffton, Indiana, “Serve this with a side salad and some fruit for a great meatless meal.”
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted

Directions

  • In a small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook onion in
  • oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a
  • large bowl. Drain tomatoes, reserving 2 tablespoons juice; add
  • tomatoes and juice to onion mixture.

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Tamale Veggie Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Stir in the beans, cheese, chilies, jalapeno, cumin and chili powder.
  • Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • For topping, in a small bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking
  • powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk together the egg, yogurt and
  • butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Spoon over
  • filling; gently spread to cover top.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until filling is
  • bubbly and a toothpick inserted into topping comes out clean.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 280 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 746 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.