Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tamale Pie!

In my search of more yummy recipes I found this.. I doubled it, and added a jalapeno pepper as well as some chipotle chili powder to it!! actually I did 1 med onion, 2 red bell peppers and black beans instead of kidney, but I will post the actual recipe.

cooking spray
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 c chopped red bell pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground turkey breast
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1 14.5 can no salt added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 15 oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 c yellow cornmeal
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 c low fat buttermilk
1 lg egg, lightly beaten

preheat oven to 425

heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, turkey (and my Jalapeno!).; cook 5 minutes or until turkey loses its pink color. Add chili powder, oregano, 1/2 tsp salt, tomatoes and beans; cook 3 minutes. Spoon turkey mixture into an 11x7 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

To prepare topping, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, level with a knife. Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, 1/2tsp salt and soda in a bowl. Combine buttermilk and egg; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moist. Spread cornmeal mixture evenly over turkey mixture. Bake at 425 for 18 min or until topping is golden.

Was sooo tasty!! family loved it, and we agree the jalapeno added a little heat, I may up it to 2 next time, and I want to add corn too!! Yummy!!

Serving size: 1 3/4 c WW pts: 6pt!!