Vegetarian Tamale Pie

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Vegetarian Tamale Pie



  1. Combine tomatoes and boiling water; let stand 20 minutes.
  2. Drain tomatoes in a sieve over a bowl; set aside, reserving 1 tbs tomato-soaking liquid.
  3. Combine 6 cups water, cornmeal, and salt in a large saucepan, and bring mixture to a boil.
  4. Cook cornmeal mixture over medium heat 5 minutes or until mixture is thick, stirring constantly with a whisk.
  5. Stir in 3/4 of grated cheese reserving 1/4 to top the pie
  6. Pour half of cornmeal mixture into a lightly greased pyrex pan, 13 x 9. and press up sides
  7. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  8. In a large skillet, saute onion, garlic, jalapenos & green pepper in a little olive oil till soft.
  9. Add tomatoes, reserved tomato liquid, oregano, chili powder, cumin, beans, corn, and chiles, and cook 1 minute.
  10. Spoon bean mixture evenly over cornmeal crust.
  11. Drop remaining cornmeal mixture onto bean mixture.
  12. Sprinkle with remaining cheese
  13. Bake pie uncovered at 400°F for 30 minutes or until set.
  14. Serve pie with low-fat sour cream.