I still miss those old Core Plan / Heather's Recipes days. This was a family favorite. Better suited to Core than Free Style (I would definitely ditch the soy cheese and use reduced fat taco blend) but here it is:
Tamale pie (core)
1 c yellow cornmeal 2 1/4 c cold water + 1 bouillon cube (or use broth) 1 lb lean ground beef 1 onion, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 4 tsp chili powder 4 cloves garlic 1 tsp salt Dash pepper 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste 1 can Ro-Tel original (I have also used DelMonte tomatoes with mild chiles) ½ bag frozen kernel corn 1 can black beans, rinsed FF or soy cheddar shreds
Preheat oven to 350*. Spray a 9 x 13" casserole pan with Pam.
Bring 2-1/4 cups water plus bouillon cube to a boil. Stir in cornmeal, and whisk until fairly thick and most lumps are gone (just a few minutes). Spread into bottom of casserole pan and set aside.
Brown beef, onion, and green pepper. Add chili powder, garlic, salt and pepper, and mix well. Add tomato paste, Ro-Tel, corn, and black beans.
Spread over the cornmeal crust and top evenly with cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes at 350*.
I use Trader Joe extra lean beef (96%) and it works out to 6 points each for 6 dinner servings. May try it with the turkey breast, but that probably would only drop it a point or so. This is a favorite in our house.
I loved this recipe back in Core. Yum--thanks for sending it! I will resurrect it with your cheese suggestion.
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