Turkey Tamale Pie (21 Day Fix approved and Gluten Free)
My husband tells me that one of his favorite meals growing up was his mother’s tamale pie.. so I had my work cut out for me to make a healthy version.:) We had leftover turkey breast from Thanksgiving so I decided to give this a whirl and it was SO good! I ate leftovers for lunch the next day too!!
1tb of ground turkey or cooked shredded turkey breast (you could also sub in chicken breast)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 small can of tomato sauce
1 green pepper, sliced
1 onion, diced
1/2 red pepper, sliced
1 cup cornmeal (I simply took plain popcorn kernels, blended them in my vitamix until they were a fine powder) = cornmeal.
2.5 cups water
1tsp chili powder (gluten free)
1tsp red pepper flakes
1 cup frozen corn kernals
1/2c shredded colby jack cheese
optional, diced jalapeno with seeds out
Preheat oven to 375.
In a large skillet, brown turkey if not cooked; add in tomatoes, tomato sauce, red pepper flakes, chili powder, peppers, jalapeno, frozen corn, 1/2tsp salt. Cook thoroughly.
Make your cornmeal if you are making your own. In another saucepan, boil water. Add cornmeal and 1/2tsp salt. Stir and simmer for about 5 minutes until thick. Add in cheese. Mix well.
Spray a 9X13 baking dish. Add in turkey/veggie mixture. Top with cornmeal topping. Spread evenly.
Bake for 40-45 minutes. Slice into 6 equal portions.
1 SERVING = 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1/2blue