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Mexican Beef Over Polenta Recipe

Looking for an easy Mexican Beef over Polenta recipe? Learn how to make Mexican Beef over Polenta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jkc715nyc

Makes 6 servings



POINTSŪ Value: 5 Servings: 6 Preparation Time: 18 min Cooking Time: 12 min Level of Difficulty: Easy

Recipe Ingredients for Mexican Beef over Polenta

16 oz uncooked lean ground beef
1 small onion(s), chopped
14 1/2 oz canned diced tomatoes, with chiles, drained, reserve 1 Tbsp of liquid
1 cup canned yellow corn, drained, or frozen, thawed corn kernels
10 olives, Kalamata, sliced
2 tbsp canned jalapeno peppers, pickled, chopped (optional)
3/4 tsp table salt, divided
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp black pepper
3/4 cups polenta, quick-cooking
3 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup salsa
2 3/5 oz (1/3 cup) shredded reduced-fat Mexican-style cheese

Recipe Directions for Mexican Beef over Polenta

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook beef and onion, stirring frequently, until meat is fully cooked, about 5 to 7 minutes; drain off any liquid. Stir in tomatoes and reserved liquid, corn, olives, jalapenos (if using), 1/4 teaspoon of salt, cumin and pepper; simmer 5 minutes to allow flavors to blend.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small pot, combine cornmeal, broth and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt; stir well. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until cornmeal is thick, about 5 minutes.

  3. Spoon polenta onto a large serving plate and top with beef mixture. Top with salsa, cheese and cilantro (or scallion). Divide into 6 portions and serve.

  4. Notes:

  5. The polenta will still be soft after cooking but will firm up if allowed to stand for a few minutes before serving.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 374.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
325
Calories from Fat
95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.5g
16%
Saturated Fat
2.7g
14%
Trans Fat
0.1g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
1239mg
52%
Potassium
602mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
26.1g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2.5g
10%
Sugars
3.8g
Protein
29.8g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 13% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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