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This recipe is from Better Homes & Gardens CD Cookbook. I leave out the pimento, the sauce is flexible and can be modified according to taste. A great low fat meal that can be made when you need something quickly. POLENTA WITH CHUNKY MEAT SAUCE (Microwave) INGREDIENTS 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 cup cold water 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups boiling water Nonstick spray coating 1 pound lean ground beef (or Italian-style turkey sausage) 2 green onions, sliced 1 17-ounce can cream-style corn 1 small green pepper, cut into thin strips 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning Dash pepper 1 2-ounce jar diced pimiento, drained DIRECTIONS For polenta, in a 2-quart casserole combine cornmeal, the 1 cup cold water, and salt. Slowly pour boiling water into cornmeal mixture, stirring constantly till the mixture is well blended. Cook, uncovered, on 100% power (high) for 6-8 minutes or till very thick, stirring every minute. Spray a 12x8x2 inch baking dish with nonstick coating. Spread polenta in dish. Cover, cool 45 minutes or chill overnight. In a 2-quart casserole combine meat and onions. Cook, covered, on high 5-7 minutes or till no pink remains, stirring once. Drain; set mixture aside. In the casserole combine corn, green pepper, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Cook, covered, on high 5-6 min utes or till green pepper is crisp-tender. Stir in meat mixture and pimento. Cut polenta into 24 squares; arrange on platter. Cook, covered with wax paper, on 70% power (medium-high) 4-5 minutes till heated through. Transfer to serving plates. Cook meat mixture, covered, on high for 1.5-2.5 minutes or till hot. Serve with polenta slices. Makes 6 servings. TIME Preperation Time: 50 min. Cooking Time: 28 min. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING 19g Protein 31g Carbohydrate 8g Fat 53mg Cholesterol 625mg Sodium 381mg Potassium Cynthia Krueger Stratford ONT Canada

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This recipe is from Better Homes & Gardens CD Cookbook. I leave out the pimento, the
sauce is flexible and can be modified according to taste. A great low fat meal that can be made when you need something quickly.

POLENTA WITH CHUNKY MEAT SAUCE (Microwave)

INGREDIENTS
1 cup yellow
cornmeal
1 cup cold water
1 teaspoon
salt
3 cups boiling water
Nonstick spray coating
1 pound
lean ground beef (or Italian-style turkey sausage)
2
green onions, sliced
1 17-ounce can
cream-style corn
1 small
green pepper, cut into thin strips
1 teaspoon dried Italian
seasoning
Dash pepper
1 2-ounce jar diced pimiento, drained

DIRECTIONS
For
polenta, in a 2-quart casserole combine cornmeal, the 1 cup cold water, and salt. Slowly pour boiling water into cornmeal mixture, stirring constantly till the mixture is well blended. Cook, uncovered, on 100% power (high) for 6-8 minutes or till very
thick, stirring every minute. Spray a 12x8x2 inch baking dish with nonstick coating. Spread polenta in dish. Cover, cool 45 minutes or chill overnight.

In a 2-quart
casserole combine meat and onions. Cook, covered, on high 5-7 minutes or till no pink remains, stirring once. Drain; set mixture aside. In the casserole combine corn,
green pepper, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Cook, covered, on high 5-6 min
utes or till
green pepper is crisp-tender. Stir in meat mixture and pimento.

Cut
polenta into 24 squares; arrange on platter. Cook, covered with wax paper, on 70% power (medium-high) 4-5 minutes till heated through. Transfer to serving plates.

Cook meat mixture, covered, on high for 1.5-2.5 minutes or till
hot. Serve with polenta slices.

Makes 6 servings.

TIME
Preperation Time: 50 min.
Cooking Time: 28 min.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING
19g Protein 31g
Carbohydrate
8g
Fat 53mg Cholesterol
625mg Sodium 381mg Potassium

Cynthia Krueger
Stratford ONT
Canada



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