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Beef Tamale Pie With Cornmeal Crust

Simple and satisfying, chili pie is an all-seasons people pleaser. [Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]

Note: The trick to making this dish work is having enough liquid in the filling and the right amount of baking soda in the crust. Individual baking dishes work best, though a traditional casserole will more than suffice.

About the author: Jennifer Olvera is a veteran food and travel writer and author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Chicago." Follow her on Twitter @olverajennifer.

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