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Tamale Casserole

1 medium onion, chopped
1 lb. lean ground beef
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 16-oz. can stewed tomatoes
1 17-oz. can whole kernel corn, undrained
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cornmeal
1 14-oz.can small pitted ripe olives, drained
2 tsp. salt
1 tablespoons chili Powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 8-oz. jar salsa, temperature of your choice
1 15-oz. can kidney beans
1/2 tablespoon chicken bouillon powder
2 cups Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese
Pre-heat the oven to 350-F degrees and prepare a Dutch oven or large casserole dish for baking.

Lightly brown onion and beef in warmed vegetable oil in a heavy skillet over medium to medium- high heat. Place the browned mixture in a Dutch oven or large casserole dish.

Add the stewed tomatoes, corn, sour cream, cornmeal, ripe olives, salt, chili powder, cumin, salsa, kidney beans, and chicken bouillon.

Thoroughly combine all the ingredients with the beef and onion mixture.

Sprinkle the cheese over the top and cover. Bake in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until cheese is bubbling. Serve warm with plain tortillas, if desired.