I will be posting several recipes that have been requested....mostly be my kids! These are some of their favorite meals growing up.

Fran's Tamale Pie
Preheat oven 350* F
Makes 6-8 portions

2 lbs ground beef
3 cups medium salsa
2 tbs chili powder
2 tbs ground cumin
1 tbs cinnamon
1 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper

2 boxes (8.5 ounces) corn muffin mix (I use Jiffy)
12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream

1. Brown ground beef on medium high heat, drain and add salt and pepper. Add salsa and bring to a simmer, mix in chili powder, cumin, cinnamon and cayenne pepper and remove from heat.
2. In a medium sized bowl, prepare muffin mix according to package and set aside
3. To assemble pie, spray a 9"X13" rectangular casserole dish with cooking spray. Spread 1/2 the muffin mix into the pan and carefully top with ground beef mixture. Dollop sour cream, using a tablespoon, but do not spread. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and the remaining corn muffin mix, carefully spreading it a bit. It will spread out while cooking.
4. Bake uncovered for 30-45 minutes until center is bubbling and top is golden brown.
Serve hot.