Sombrero Pie


1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground lean pork
1 large onion, sliced
2 1/2 cups tomato juice
1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn (1 3/4 cups)
1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Cornmeal Pastry (below)


In large skillet, cook and stir meat and onion until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. Stir in remaining ingredients except pastry. Heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Heat oven to 400°. Prepare pastry. Pour meat mixture into ungreased baking dish, 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 1/12 inches. Cover with pastry; seal to edges of baking dish. Bake 30 to 35 minutes.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Cornmeal Pastry


1 cup Gold Medal Flour*
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening
3 tablespoons cold water


Measure flour, cornmeal and salt into bowl. Cut in shortening thoroughly. Sprinkle in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing until all flour is moistened. Gather into a ball; roll into rectangle, 12 x 8 inches, on lightly floured cloth-covered board. Fold length-wise in half; cut slits on folded edge.

*If using self-rising flour, omit salt.

©Copyright 1971 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

4 thoughts on “Sombrero Pie

  1. Shari

    I’ve been making this since the late 80s. Used to have the box of recipe cards, wish I still did. I just stir up a box of jiffy mix or similar and put it all over as my crust. It’s easy and delicious! Everyone in the family will like this. Serve with salad and fruit and your meal is complete.


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