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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 264.1
  • Total Fat: 13.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 50.5 mg
  • Sodium: 278.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 15.2 g

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Chili Beef Polenta Bake

Submitted by: KITHKINCAID
Chili Beef Polenta Bake

Introduction

A hearty meal casserole that satisfies! Trade ground turkey for beef in this recipe to cut a few calories and grams of fat, but I love the real deal. A hearty meal casserole that satisfies! Trade ground turkey for beef in this recipe to cut a few calories and grams of fat, but I love the real deal.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 lb extra lean ground beef
    1 pkg chili seasoning
    1 cup instant polenta
    2 medium tomatoes, sliced
    1 cup shredded cheese
    cilantro to top

Directions

Brown beef and add seasoning - stir to combine.

Cook polenta according to directions - 3 cups boiling water to 1 cup polenta. When done, add beef mixture to polenta and stir.

Press polenta & beef mix into a greased 9x13 baking pan. Top with sliced tomatoes, cheese & cilantro.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned and casserole is heated through.

Serve with a side of my Guacamole for a truly awesome dish!

Enjoy!

Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KITHKINCAID.






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  • 28 of 29 people found this review helpful
    "Polenta" is pretty much corn meal mush -- you can cook 1 cup of yellow corn meal (or masa harina) in 3 cups boiling water for the same thing. Stir occasionally while the water simmers. (This is also known as Romanian "mamaliga", served as a side dish in place of potatoes.) - 1/7/12

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is AWESOME! I did tweak it a little bit--I used a can of diced tomatoes with chilis as opposed to the fresh tomato and used fat free cheddar. Made this way, the recipe has under 200 calories per (big!) serving and more protein than carbs. - 3/20/12

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I loved this. I didn't have any chili seasoning, but I did have taco seasoning on hand, so I made the beef with that. I then baked with cheese on top only. I served with salsa, quacamole and plain greek yogurt. Fantastic! - 1/15/12

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I used this recipe as inspiration. I used a 1/2 lb of ground turkey and added a can of diced tomatoes and kidney beans. Then I made the polenta, added part of it to the chili, but the rest I spread out in my baking dish, then layered the chili and cheese on top. So good, thanks!! - 2/8/12

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    how much is one serving? - 1/14/12

    Reply from KITHKINCAID (2/7/12)
    It's about 1 cup. Hope that helps!


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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was really good, fast & easy. I used ground turkey instead of beef. Added onions, peppers, spinach & mushrooms to bulk it up. I didn't use the tomatoe, but next time I think I will add some salsa, or canned tomatoes to it for something different. This is going to be a weekly dish for me!!! - 7/13/12

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    why not personalize your flavors with mexican chili powder,adobo,cumin,small dash achiote powder,and like that, i feel the packets of pre-fab seasonings are to much money for the amount you get...i pay a little more up front for large containers of spices,and blend my own,it's better,less salt. - 11/13/12

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  • O.K.
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Made my own Polenta w/corn meal. Used ground Turkey and followed the recipe exactly. Mine looked NOTHING like the picture! I thought the tomatoes were unnecessary, but did get in some veggies. It was OK, but I don't think I'll be making it again. Made Guac as a side. Took a pic but how do I post it? - 1/24/12

    Reply from KITHKINCAID (2/7/12)
    Hey MARYELLEN - Spark uses stock pictures for the recipes they feature. Mine definitely looked nothing like that either! I think there's a link on the recipe to post your picture.


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  • Bad
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I really did not like this at all. It was bland and mushy. - 1/21/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    GREAT inexpensive casserole!! For those that don't know, Polenta is northern for GRITS (for the most part at least). So I made this with Grits and was surprised by how good it was. I My 9 year old even loved it. This is going to the next pot-luck at work (because I am cheap like that). - 10/22/13

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really wish the amount of each serving was printed along or instead of the total number of servings.
    This looks like a good one to try and will do soon. - 10/18/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM - 9/17/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So yummy! I did change a couple of things. I added a can of Rotel, and a can of black beans. Super dooper delicious! - 9/9/12

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious! Any other vegetarians out there try this recipe using TVP (textured vegetable protein) instead of meat? I'd love to try that. - 3/29/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    awesome loved it and so did my family. my dad is a big eater and picky he loved it. made it with chicken breast . - 1/24/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My hubby loved this! I used ground turkey as that is what I had in the freezer. I served it with fresh avocado and tortilla chips on the side. - 1/18/12

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  • Taste great and gluten free. - 10/20/13

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  • A little bland. I wasn't sure what "package chili seasoning" meant and just used some chili powder. Easy to make, though. - 11/20/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to make this!!! this will be my perfect lunch! - 11/16/12

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is too high in fat ..cholesterol and sodium. - 10/18/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try' - 9/15/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Looks delicious. - 3/29/12

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  • Made it just the way it said, yum... - 3/8/12

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  • I made this dish for dinner tonight, it was soo good, I used turkey instead of beef and chopped the tomatoes to make it look like a taco salad! Yummy - 1/17/12

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  • Tried this recipe with what I had on hand. So I used beef broth to cook the polenta and chunked 1lb. turkey, 2 Tbs. chili powder,1 can diced stewed tomatoes. - 1/12/12

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  • Wicked Awesome. - 1/12/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I will try this it sounds yummy. we call Polenta cornmeal in Trinidad - 1/7/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Ohhhhhhh YUMMMYYYY Thanks for sharing! - 1/7/12

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  • It was an excellent dish. I prepared it for my family and the kids were crazy with the recipe. We really enjoyed it!!! - 12/26/11

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  • Sounds like a great dish - but I'm thinking I would layer it. Have to try it now. thanks!! - 12/15/11

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