Beef and Tomato Polenta Pot Pies
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Beef and Tomato Polenta Pot Pies

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<b>Prep:</b> 20 mins Prep: 20 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 1 hour 50 mins Cook: 1 hour 50 mins
Serves 8-10 Serves 8-10
Excellent source of iron Excellent source of iron
Low Sodium Low Sodium
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Ingredients

Polenta

  •  2¼ litres water
  •  2½ cups polenta
  •  Salt & pepper
  •  90g butter

Meat sauce

  •  675g lean Quality Mark beef mince
  •  3 tablespoons olive oil
  •  1 onion, chopped
  •  1 celery stalk, chopped
  •  1 carrot, chopped
  •  2 cloves garlic, crushed
  •  4 sage leaves
  •  ½ teaspoons dries thyme or 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  •  1 teaspoon dried rosemary or 2-3 teaspoons fresh rosemary
  •  800g Italian plum tomatoes, crushed
  •  Salt & pepper

White sauce

  •  130g butter
  •  6 tablespoons flour
  •  4 cups milk
  •  Pinch nutmeg
  •  1 cup grated parmesan

Method

For the polenta, bring the water to boil in a large saucepan. Whisk the polenta and cook for 45 minutes, stirring to prevent lumps. Season and add butter. Spread the polenta on a wet surface and smooth evenly into a 1.25cm thick layer. Cool.

For the meat sauce, heat the oil in a sauté pan and add the onion, celery, carrot, garlic and herbs. Sauté until the onions are soft. Add the beef and sauté for 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

For the white sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in the flour and cook gently for 2 minutes. Stir in the milk and cook until thick. Season and add nutmeg.

Preheat the oven to 175°C. With a 6.5cm circle cutter, cut the polenta. Arrange a layer in the bottom of a buttered, 22cm baking dish or several, smaller individual dishes. Spread half the white sauce over the polenta circles.  Spread over half the meat sauce. Repeat with remaining layers. Sprinkle parmesan on top and bake for 20 - 30 minutes or until bubbling and golden.
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  • Nutrition

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 481g
Energy kJ (kcal) 2447 (584)
Protein (g) 31.3
Fat (g) 30.9
Saturated (g)
16.8
Carbohydrate (g) 44.2
Sugars (g)
8.2
Sodium (mg) 329
Iron (mg) 3.7
Zinc (mg) 4.8
Vitamin B12 (ug) 2.5
Vitamin D (ug) 1.47
Selenium (ug) 13.9

This protein-rich dish will contribute to healthy bones and muscles.

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