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.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine
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Ingredients

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Directions

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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.

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  • 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

182.1 calories; protein 14.4g 29% DV; carbohydrates 25.4g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 4.3g 17% DV; sugars 6.6g; fat 3.2g 5% DV; saturated fat 1.4g 7% DV; cholesterol 21.7mg 7% DV; vitamin a iu 1006.7IU 20% DV; vitamin c 20.1mg 34% DV; folate 8.4mcg 2% DV; calcium 158.1mg 16% DV; iron 1.5mg 8% DV; magnesium 23.9mg 9% DV; potassium 275.9mg 8% DV; sodium 545.9mg 22% DV.