*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            SOUTHWEST CASSEROLE
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Chopped onion
    1       lb           Ground beef
    2       tb           Chili powder
    2       tb           Sugar
    2       ts           Salt -- divided
      1/2   ts           Oregano, crushed
    3 1/3   c            Drained, cooked beans
                         -- pinto, red or pink beans
   29       oz           Canned tomatoes
    6       oz           Tomato paste
    2 1/4   oz           Sliced ripe olives
    5       c            Water, divided
    1       c            Yellow corn meal
 
   Saute onion in oil until tender. Add ground beef and
   brown, breaking apart with fork. Add chili powder,
   sugar. 1 teaspoon salt, oregano, beans, tomatoes,
   tomato paste, olives and 1/2 cup water; simmer 1 hour.
   Combine corn meal with 1/2 cup water. Bring remaining
   4 cups water to boil. Add 1 teaspoon salt and corn
   meal; cook 10 minutes or until thickened. Spread half
   of corn meal mixture in bottom of deep 2-1/2 to
   3-quart baking dish.
   
   Add bean mixture; spread remaining corn meal mixture
   over beans. Bake at 350 F. 20 to 30 minutes or until
   thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5
   minutes longer. Makes 8 servings. Recipe can be halved.
   
   Tip: For zippy flavor add 1 minced clove garlic and
   1/4 teaspoon ground cumin.
   
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