Beef Cornmeal Casserole
1 lb ground beef or ground turkey
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
1 small yellow onion (about 3/4 cup), chopped
1 can whole kernal corn
1 small can (about 1/4 cup) of green chiles
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
3 teaspoons cumin
1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup yellow corn meal
Break the ground beef apart and place it a microwave-safe baking dish. Add the chopped onion and the minced garlic to the meat, and microwave on high for about 5 minutes, removing after 3 minutes to stir and break the meat apart. Remove from microwave when meat is no longer pink, and drain the grease off of the meat.
Stir into the meat the entire can of diced tomatoes (juice included), corn (drain the can), green chiles (drain the can), chili powder and cumin. Return the pan to the microwave, and cook on high for 3 to 5 minutes, until mixture is hot all the way through.
Finally, add in the cornmeal. Mix the cornmeal in well before adding the egg, so the egg doesn’t scramble in the hot casserole. After the cornmeal is mixed in, stir in the beaten egg. Finally, spread the mixture out evenly in the baking dish, and sprinkle the top with cheese. Return the casserole to the microwave for 3 to 6 minutes, until the casserole looks fully cooked, and is hot all the way through. Serve and enjoy!