Polenta sloppy joes

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PREP TIME

5 min

Makes

3 to 4 Servings

* PLUS Baking Time: 15 minutes, Cooking time: 6 minutes
Polenta sloppy joes

Michael Graydon

Prepared polenta (available in supermarkets) makes a great base for our saucy meat filling - no buns required.


Ingredients

  • 500-g tube prepared polenta
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 227-g pkg sliced button mushrooms
  • 1/2 700-mL jar tomato sauce
  • 2 green onions , thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta , optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F (220C). Slice polenta into 9 rounds about ¾ in. (2 cm) thick. Arrange in 1 layer on the bottom of an 8-in. (2-L) square baking dish. Bake in centre of oven until polenta is hot, 15 to 20 min.
  • Meanwhile, lightly oil a large frying pan and set over medium-high heat. When hot, crumble in meat. Sprinkle with seasoning and pinches of salt. Using a fork, stir frequently to keep meat crumbly. Cook meat until no longer pink, 3 to 5 min. Then add mushrooms. Stir often until mushrooms are soft, 3 to 5 min.
  • Stir in pasta sauce and bring to a boil. Remove polenta from oven. Pour sauce mixture overtop. Sprinkle with green onions and feta. Scoop into large bowls.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 430,
  • Protein
  • 28 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35 g,
  • Fat
  • 20 g,
  • Fibre
  • 4 g,
  • Sodium
  • 982 mg.