Chili Beef Polenta Bake

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Chili Beef Polenta Bake

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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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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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  • 30 of 31 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!
    13 of 13 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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  • 9 of 9 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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  • 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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  • 6 of 6 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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