Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Polenta and Beans

Frugal Black Beans & Polenta copied from "The Frugal Vegan"
Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This is a recipe I found somewhere on the internet and adapted it! It's really filling and makes enough for 6 people and costs about 50 cents a person :) I made it tonight and it was very filling and tasty! (note from Danika, start with dry beans and the cost is much less)

Frugal Black Beans & Polenta

6 cups water

2 cups cornmeal

1/2 tsp sea salt

2 15oz cans of black beans (drained & rinse)

1 cup salsa

To make polenta, boil water & salt, then add the cornmeal very slowly so it doesn't clump. Keep stiring until really thick on low heat. Be careful because it will bubble and splash! This might take 20 minutes or so. When it comes off the sides of the pot, spread onto a 9X13 greased pan. While polenta is sitting, combine black beans & salsa and heat. When polenta is cooled a bit (10 mins or so), cut into 12 even pieces. Place two pieces of polenta on a plate and scoop some black beans on top. This is really filling and tasty! I used the zucchini salsa I made at harvest time. Feel free to add other veggies if you wish.

(note from Danika, if you don't like spicy, just add a can of tomatoes. You can also vary which beans you use. I love well cooked pintos on polenta. No salsa! Bring on the guacamole though. I usually just scoop the polenta first, then the beans. Saves a dish and I don't care if my polenta is nice and square.)

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