Mexican Polenta Pie

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep
45 mins
Cook
35 mins

This is a good casserole for a crowd or a potluck. The recipe was a $200 winner in a casserole contest.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a skillet cook onion, sweet pepper,and garlic in 1 tablespoon hot oil until tender.
  3. Add turkey, chili powder, cumin and cayenne.
  4. Cook until turkey is no longer pink, stirring to break up meat.
  5. Add beans, undrained tomatoes and salsa.
  6. Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
  7. Simmer gently 15 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, grease a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil.
  9. Cut 1 tube polenta into 1/2-inch cubes; press evenly into prepared baking dish.
  10. Halve remaining polenta lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices; set aside.
  11. Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese over polenta in dish.
  12. Top with meat mixture.
  13. Arrange sliced polenta over meat; sprinkle with remaining cheese and fresh tomato.
  14. Bake, uncovered, for 35 minutes or until bubbly.
  15. Sprinkle with cilantro.
  16. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
  17. Makes 12 servings.