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Tofu Tamale Pie

Yield 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (12.3-ounce) package firm tofu, drained
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon hot chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 (1.25-ounce) package 40%- less-sodium taco seasoning mix
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1 (16-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 1 (8 3/4-ounce) can whole-kernel corn, drained
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Nutrition Information

  • calories 270
  • fat 8 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • protein 11 g
  • carbohydrate 40 g
  • cholesterol 76 mg
  • iron 3.4 mg
  • sodium 1272 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fiber 6.5 g
  • calcium 125 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place tofu on several layers of heavy duty paper towels; cover with additional paper towels, and place on a plate. Place a saucepan filled with potatoes on top of paper towels; let stand 20 minutes to remove excess water. Crumble tofu into small pieces.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until hot. Add onion and garlic; cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add tofu, cumin, chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and seasoning mix; cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add 1/2 cup water, pinto beans, tomatoes, and corn; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until thickened. Spoon into an 11- x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

  3. Preheat oven to 375°.

  4. Combine remaining 2 1/2 cups water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, butter, and sugar in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Slowly add cornmeal, stirring constantly with a whisk. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add baking powder and eggs; stir well. Pour cornmeal mixture over tofu mixture. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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