Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tasty Tuesday - Polenta Pie

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It's Tuesday - what will you have for dinner tonight? Here's what's going to be on our table...

Polenta Pie

1 lb. Ground Beef
1 Onion, chopped
2 Portabello Mushrooms, cut into cubes
1 (14.5 oz) Can Crushed Fire Roasted Tomatoes
1/2 lb. Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese, sliced
1 (1lb 10 oz) Jar Spaghetti Sauce
1 cup Water
1 cup Instant Polenta
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, plus extra for sprinkling
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1/4 tsp. Allspice
Salt & Pepper

Preheat oven to 350.

Brown ground beef in a large skillet adding salt & pepper, drain & set aside. In the same skillet, sautee mushrooms and onion over med. heat with the olive oil add browned ground beef, 1/2 the jar of spaghetti sauce (reserve the rest for another use), allspice, water and tomatoes, lower heat and simmer.

In Med Saucepan, bring 3 cups water and 3/4 tsp. salt to a boil. Whisk in the polenta until it gets thick (around 3 min). Whisk in the cream, Parmesan cheese and 1/4 tsp of pepper - whisk until smooth. Pour into a large, greased casserole dish.

Top Polenta with mozzarella cheese and then beef mixture.

Sprinkle extra Parmesan on top of beef mixture & heat in oven until hot & bubbly (about 20 min).

Whip up a quick salad to serve along with it and dinner is done!

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Pamela Vest said...

sounds yummy Thanks for the recipe. I'm gonna try this out this weekend.

Helen said...

This sounds wonderful! I'm going to try it when I have more time.