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Tomato and Beef Casserole With Polenta Crust

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“My friend Kelli brought this over for dinner and it was just wonderful. Can't wait to make it myself. It's from Southern Living.”

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  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Bring 3 cups of water and 1 tsp salt to a boil in a 2qt saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Whisk in cornmeal; reduce heat to low and simmer, whisking constantly, 3 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Remove from heat, and stir in steak seasoning and 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese.
  5. Spread cornmeal mixture into a lightly greased 11 x 7-inch baking dish.
  6. Brown ground chuck in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 10 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink; drain and transfer to a bowl.
  7. Saute onion and zucchini in hot oil in skillet 5 minutes or until crisp tender.
  8. Stir in beef, tomatoes, and tomato paste; simmer, stirring often, 10 minutes.
  9. Pour beef mixture over cornmeal crust.
  10. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup of cheese.
  11. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
  12. Sprinkle casserole with parsley just before serving.

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