Easy Tamale Pie

This is from the cookbook Where’s Mom, Now That I Need Her? It’s the only cookbook Barry had when he first started living alone. If you like recipes that use canned soup, I highly recommend it. This is one of the few recipes from that cookbook that doesn’t use canned soup or Jello.

1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 C minced onion
2 t garlic powder
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
1/2 C milk
1 egg, slightly beaten
6 oz corn
1/4 C sliced olives
1/2 C yellow cornmeal/polenta
1 t chili powder
1 t salt
Cook ground beef and onion with garlic powder until meat is brown and onion tender. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spoon into an 8×8 square baking dish. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes; knife inserted in middle will come out clean. Cut in squares and serve immediately.