Polenta With Meat Sauce Recipe

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Servings: 8


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  1. Place butter in 2 qt glass casserole. Microwave (High setting) 1 minute. Add in 3 Tbsp. minced onion. Cover and microwave 2 min or possibly till tender. Remove onion.
  2. Combine cornmeal, 1 tsp. salt and sugar in same 2 qt casserole. Stir in warm water. Microwave (High setting) 4 min. Stir. Microwave 3 min or possibly till mix thickens. Add in cooked onion, kidney beans and 1/2 c. cheese; stir till cheese melts. Pour into 8 inch square glass baking pan. Cover and chill 1 hour. Crumble grnd chuck into same 2 qt casserole. Add in next 7 ingredients. Cover and microwave (High setting) 3 min.
  3. Puree tomatoes in blender. Stir tomatoes and tomato sauce into meat mix. Cover and microwave (High setting) 6 min. Stir. Microwave, uncovered 6 min more.
  4. Cut cornmeal mix into 12 squares. Place in 12 x 8 x 2 inch (2 qt) glass baking dish. Add in meat mix. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave (High setting) 16 min, rotating dish 1/4 quarter turn every 4 min. Uncover. Sprinkle with remaining 1 c. cheese. Microwave 1 minute. Makes 6 servings.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 308g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 311  
Calories from Fat 133 43%
Total Fat 14.95g 19%
Saturated Fat 7.7g 31%
Trans Fat 0.35g  
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 902mg 38%
Potassium 433mg 12%
Total Carbs 28.78g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4.9g 16%
Sugars 4.33g 3%
Protein 15.45g 25%
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