Tamale Pie Different / French Dressing / Vegetable Loaf

It’s three for one today! The tamale pie sounds great and somewhat similar to my Gram’s old Tamale Pie recipe with some notes she didn’t make. French dressing, note the comment, you can sub mineral oil for salad oil if you are “reducing” meaning, if you are on a diet – seems like a good laxative instead. The Vegetable Loaf isn’t exactly vegan, but if you eat eggs you could try this one for a non meat loaf.

Tamale Pie

1 cup yellow cornmeal

2 cups milk

1 large onion

2 ads garlic

1 lb ground beef

1 can tomato sauce

1 small can corn

A few olives

Chili pepper & salt to taste

Soak cornmeal and milk 4 hours. Fry onion, garlic and meat til brown. Add chili pepper, tomato sauce, salt, corn and cornmeal. Mix together. Put in buttered baking dish, bake one hour at 400 degrees.

French Dressing

1 can tomato soup

3/4 cup vinegar

2 cups oil

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon dry mustard

1 teaspoon paprika

3 tablespoons grated onon

2 cloves of garlic, grated

Put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well to blend.

Note: if you are reducing you can use mineral oil in place of the salad oil and the various spices completely disguise it, and you’d never know that you hadn’t used the salad oil.

Vegetable Loaf

1 bunch carrots

5 stalks celery

1 onion

1 small bell pepper

12 sprays parsley

4 slices toast

Put all ingredients through a grinder (use a food processor). Add 1 beaten egg, put in buttered baking dish, dot well with butter and bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.

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