This has become a real favorite. I usually make more polenta than called for in the recipe for a thicker "crust". Also, prepared as written it is pretty spicy so I normally use the "MILD" variety of Ro-Tel, or mix 1/2 can of Ro-Tel and 1/2 can of regular petite diced tomatoes.
If you have leftovers, try this for breakfast: Cut a slice of the Tamale Pie and heat in a microwave. Serve a sunny-side up egg on top! Really filling!
Preheat oven to 350?.
Combine cornmeal, water and chicken bouillon in a medium saucepan; whisk or stir constantly over medium heat until slightly thickened. Spread in a 9 X 13-inch baking pan, sprayed with no-stick cooking spray. Bake for about 10-15 minutes to make it a little crusty to keep everything from sogging together. Set aside.
In a large skillet, brown beef, onion, green pepper, and canola oil. Add chili powder, garlic, salt and pepper, and stir well. Add tomato paste, Ro-Tel, corn, and kidney beans, and mix well.
Spread mixture evenly over the cornbread mixture and top with 1 cup shredded soy or fat free cheddar cheese. (Or use real cheese and count the points.) Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.
Variation: Spread ff refried beans over it and then put the chili type mix on that. Top with cheese (I don't do ff cheese) and bake again
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (340g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 98 (28%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 10.9g||15 %|
|Saturated Fat 3g||15 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.1g|
|Cholesterol 36.9mg||11 %|
|Sodium 596.1mg||21 %|
|Potassium 845.2mg||22 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 44.3g||13 %|
|Dietary Fiber 8.6g||34 %|
|Sugars, other 35.7g|
|Protein 20.1g||29 %|
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Calories per serving: 347
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