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Cheesy Polenta Pie

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Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Makes: 12 cups
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Recipe Notes

  • Substitute 1-2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix for the last 6 ingredients in the filling.
  • Cook your own dry beans. One can (15 ounces) is about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups drained beans.
  • One large ear of corn makes about 1 cup of cut corn.

Ingredients

FILLING
1⁄2 pound
lean ground beef (15% fat)
1⁄2
medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 can
(15.5 ounces) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can
(14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice
1 1⁄2 cups
corn (canned and drained, frozen, or fresh cooked)
1 Tablespoon
chili powder
1⁄2 teaspoon
cumin powder
1 teaspoon
garlic powder or 4 cloves of garlic
1⁄2 teaspoon
oregano
1⁄2 teaspoon
salt
1⁄2 teaspoon
pepper
TOPPING
1 cup
yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon
salt
1 teaspoon
sugar
1 teaspoon
chili powder
2 1⁄2 cups
water
1 cup
grated cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Brown meat and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet). Drain fat.
  2. Add beans, tomatoes, corn, 1 tablespoon chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  3. Reduce heat to low (250 degrees in an electric skillet), cover, and heat thoroughly.
  4. As chili heats, mix cornmeal, salt, sugar, and 1 teaspoon chili powder with water in a small saucepan.
  5. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add cheddar and mix well.
  6. Spread cornmeal mixture over chili mixture.
  7. Cover and cook over low heat, with lid slightly ajar, until topping is set, about 10 minutes.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Substitute 1-2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix for the last 6 ingredients in the filling.
  • Cook your own dry beans. One can (15 ounces) is about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups drained beans.
  • One large ear of corn makes about 1 cup of cut corn.
Last updated: 04/24/17

4 Comments for "Cheesy Polenta Pie"

Very hearty meal! Made vegetarian as well. Took longer to make than I anticipated but well worth the wait!

SUCH a great recipe!  For sure a Food Hero fav and super easy and all the kids loved it!  We served it with low fat sour cream and hot sauce.  Oh, and we made it vegetarian by substituting the meat for 1 cup of black beans.

This is a great way to feed a lot of people! Delicous and a lot of food for your money!

This is my favorite dinner recipe!!! My friends all love it too!

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