Upside-Down Tamale Pie



6 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 307
Caloriesfromfat 26 %
Fat 8.8 g
Satfat 3.8 g
Monofat 3.1 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 28.4 g
Carbohydrate 27.1 g
Fiber 4.1 g
Cholesterol 59 mg
Iron 4.1 mg
Sodium 668 mg
Calcium 203 mg


1 pound ground round
1 1/2 cups bottled salsa
2 teaspoons salt-free barbecue rub (such as Spice Hunter)
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained
1 (16-ounce) tube of polenta, diced
Cooking spray
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese


Place the beef in a 2-quart casserole. Cover with lid, and microwave at HIGH 8 minutes, stirring after 4 minutes. Drain well. Combine beef, salsa, rub, and beans in dish. Cover; microwave at HIGH 4 minutes or until hot.

Place the polenta in a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Spoon beef mixture on top of polenta, and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at high 6 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese.