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Tamale Pie

Brown the ground beef in the dutch oven, then drain off the excess fat. Add the garlic, onion and green pepper and sauté for 5 minutes or until the pepper is tender. Add the tomatoes, olives, chili powder, salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes.

In a bowl, stir the muffin mix, corn and milk until evenly moistened. Spoon the mix over the beef mixture and sprinkle the top with cheese. Bake at 400 ° for approximately 20 minutes, or until the top is browned. Use a few less coals on the bottom and a few more on the top, as the cornbread is the primary item being cooked now.

Note that even though the top may look done, the corn mixture down near the beef may not be done. Check with a toothpick, fork or other sharp instrument to ensure it is done.