No-salt-added tomatoes reduce the sodium in this favorite beef casserole recipe. Using ground turkey or lean ground beef helps to keep the fat content low. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 2-quart square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a small saucepan, bring the 1 1/3 cups water to boiling. In a small bowl, stir together the cornmeal, the 1/2 cup cold water, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Slowly add the cornmeal mixture to the boiling water, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until mixture returns to boiling; reduce heat. Cook over low heat about 10 minutes or until mixture is very thick, stirring occasionally.

  • Pour the hot mixture into the prepared dish. Cover and chill while preparing filling.

  • To prepare the filling: In a large skillet, cook turkey, onion, sweet pepper, and garlic until meat is brown. Drain off fat. Stir chili powder and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt into meat mixture in skillet; cook for 1 minute. Stir in the drained tomatoes, corn, tomato paste, and the 2 tablespoons cilantro.

  • Spoon the meat mixture on top of the chilled cornmeal mixture in baking dish.

  • Bake, uncovered, about 25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese. If desired, sprinkle with additional snipped cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

182 calories; 3.2 g total fat; 1.4 g saturated fat; 22 mg cholesterol; 546 mg sodium. 276 mg potassium; 25.4 g carbohydrates; 4.3 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 14.4 g protein; 1007 IU vitamin a iu; 20 mg vitamin c; 8 mcg folate; 158 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 24 mg magnesium;