Dot Broussard, New Iberia, LA
Brown beef in a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray. Add 3/4 of the chopped onion, pepper, garlic and celery. Add tomato paste, seasonings and 1 cup water. Stir, simmer 2 more minutes, then cover and remove from heat. In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to boil. Stir cornmeal and salt into boiling water to make a cornmeal mush. Add margarine and stir constantly until thickened. Add remaining vegetables to the mush. Season to taste. Line an oblong baking dish with the mush. Fill with meat mixture. Bake in 350°F oven for 45 minutes to an hour. Serve with salsa.