Beefy Cornbread Casserole

Amount

  Measure

  Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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  ------------

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1

  pound

  extra lean ground beef

1

  small

  onion -- minced

1

  clove

  garlic -- minced

2

  whole

 jalapeno -- minced

1/2

  teaspoon

  chili powder

1/4

  teaspoon

  cumin

8

  ounces

  creamed corn -- low calorie

1

  cup

  yellow cornmeal

1/2

  teaspoon

  salt

1/2

  teaspoon

  baking powder

1

  whole

  egg

1/2

  cup

  vegetable oil

1

  cup

  2% milk

2

  cups

  low-sodium cheddar cheese -- shredded

  vegetable cooking spray


Heat oven to 350F.

Cook meat, peppers, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and onion until meat is no longer pink and onion has softened. Drain.

In a medium bowl add cornmeal, salt, baking powder, corn, egg, oil, and milk.

Spray a 13x9 inch pan. Spread half of the cornmeal mixture.

Sprinkle one cup of cheese over cornmeal.

Layer with all of the meat mixture.

Sprinkle remaining cup of cheese.

Carefully spread remaining cornmeal mixture over the top.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Notes: You can use a can of green chilies in place of the jalapenos.

Makes 12 servings


Per Serving:
321 Calories; 23g Fat (63.7% calories from fat); 14g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 64mg Cholesterol; 156mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain (Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 3 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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