South of the Border Tamale Pie

South of the Border Tamale Pie
  • TOTAL PREP TIME40 minutes

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  • 2 cups ham cubed
  • 1 8-oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa bottled
  • 1 16-oz tube refrigerated polenta with Mexican peppers OR polenta with wild mushrooms
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack and pepper cheese shredded
  • Nonstick cooking spray



Combine tomato sauce and salsa in a medium saucepan. Stir in ham; heat through.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2-quart rectangular baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cut tube of polenta into 8 slices. Arrange polenta slices in baking dish. Spoon salsa mixture over polenta. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake for 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted.

Serves 4.