Turkey Casserole: Turkey Tamale Pie

posted by ShirleyMarie1 01-19-103 11:58 AM

Turkey Tamale Pie

1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cups cooked turkey, cubed
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1.5 tsp salt
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
14 oz can diced tomatoes
4.5 oz can chopped green chilies
3.5 cups mashed potatoes
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Heat oven to 375F.

In a large skillet over medium high heat cook the onion and pepper in hot oil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add turkey, chili powder, cumin, salt, and oregano.
Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, chilies, and corn. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine potatoes and cheese until blended. Spoon 1.5 cups into bottom of 11" by 7" baking dish, patting to form a bottom crust. Spoon in turkey mixture; top with remaining potatoes.

Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Serves 6-8

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