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Cheesy polenta pie

Recipe Information

Servings 12
Preparation Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Total Time 1 Hour
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Beef; Cornmeal
Category Meat; Rice & Grains
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish
Cuisine American; Italian; Fusion
Cook Method Stove Top; Pan Searing
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Cholesterol; Heart Healthy; High Protein


  • Filling

  • 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 



  • Brown meat and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat (350 degrees F in an electric skillet). Drain fat.

  • Add beans, tomatoes, corn, one tablespoon chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to low (250 degrees F in an electric skillet), cover, and heat thoroughly.

  • As the mixture heats, mix cornmeal, salt, sugar, and one teaspoon chili powder with water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened, about two minutes. Add cheddar and mix well.

  • Spread cornmeal mixture over chili mixture. Cover and cook over low heat, with lid slightly ajar, until topping is set, about 10 minutes.

  • Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers within 2-3 hours.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 170 cal

  • Total fat: 5g

  • Saturated fat: 3g

  • Trans fat: 0g

  • Cholesterol: 20mg

  • Sodium: 420mg

  • Carbohydrate: 21g

  • Fiber: 4g

  • Sugar: 4g

  • Protein: 10g