Tamale Pie

The Salt Lick BBQ Restaurant Recipe

1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 pound ground steak
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon garlic salt
3 tablespoons butter
1 (8 oz.) can whole kernel corn and liquid
1 (8 oz) can crushed tomatoes
2 teaspoons chile powder

Cornbread Topping:
3 beaten eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups corn meal
1 1/2 cups sweet milk, evaporated
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar

The filling: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the first six ingredients in a large skillet, and brown the meat. Add the corn, tomatoes, and chile powder. Cook together for 15 minutes. Transfer the ingredients to a casserole dish.

The cornbread topping: In a separate bowl, combine all the ingredients. Pour over the meat mixture, and bake 30 to 35 minutes or until the top has browned. Serves 4.