Tamale Pie

from "Great meals in minutes"

1 Tbsp margarine
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
7oz corn kernels, drained
1/2 tsp basil
1/4 tsp thyme
1 tsp oregano
1 Tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup canned green chilies, drained
16 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 egg
6 oz sharp Cheddar

Heat oven to 350F.
Saute onion and garlic in margarine 2-3 minutes.
Add corn, crushed herbs, spices, chilies, tomatoes (with juice).
Cook for 8-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, boil buttermilk and cornmeal.
Simmer and whisk 3-4 minutes until thickened.
Blend in egg.

Add cornmeal to rest of ingredients and mix.
Put in shallow 2 quart baking dish.
Cook uncovered, 20 min.
Put grated cheese on top, cook 5-10 min.

Ken Shirriff: shirriff@eng.sun.com
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