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Retro Tex-Mex: Pork Rice Tamale Pie

This wartime recipe is described as a "good meat stretcher."

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Pork Rice Tamale Pie
recipe from 1944 Gebhardt's Eagle advertising

1 cup uncooked rice
1/2 cup sliced green olives
1/3 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. chili powder
4 ripe olives, sliced
1 cup tomato puree
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup meat broth
2 cups finely chopped cooked pork
Biscuit dough

Wash rice; drain. Add gradually to rapidly boiling salted water. Boil until tender; drain. Combine rice, tomato puree, green olives, seasonings, cooked pork, meat broth. Pour into greased casserole. Bake in moderate oven (350˚ F) for 30 minutes. Cut small biscuits from biscuit dough; place atop pork-rice casserole dish. Bake at 400˚ F until biscuits are done. If broth is not available, substitute 1 beef bouillon cube dissolved in 1 cup of boiling water.

Via Classic Film

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