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Terrifying Tamale Pie

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 pound ground turkey
  • 3/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 1 (14 1/2 oz.) can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can chili beans in mild chili sauce, undrained
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 (8 1/2 oz.) pkg. corn muffin mix plus ingredients to prepare mix
  • 2 cups taco-flavored shredded cheese, divided
  • green and red bell pepper, pickle slices, pimiento pieces, chopped onion, chopped black olives and carrots for decoration
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Directions:

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; cook until crisp-tender. Stir in garlic. Add turkey; cook until turkey is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Stir in chili powder and oregano. Add tomatoes with juice; cook and stir 2 minutes, breaking up tomatoes with spoon. Stir in beans with sauce, corn and pepper; simmer 10 minutes or until liquid is reduced by about half.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease 1 1/2 to 2-quart casserole. Prepare corn muffin mix according to package directions; stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Spread half of turkey mixture in prepared casserole; sprinkle with 3/4 cup cheese. Top with remaining turkey mixture and 3/4 cup cheese. Top with corn muffin batter. Decorate with assorted vegetables to make monster face. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until light golden brown.

Source: The Halloween Nut, ME!

By Jodi from Aurora, CO

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