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Chili Cheese Polenta Fries

Jen Phanomrat

Polenta baked to perfection, flavored with chili seasonings and cheese.

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ can cooked red beans
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 28 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 24 oz tube pre-cooked polenta
  • Olive oil

Let's get Cooking...

  1. In a pot, cook ground beef, spices, chopped peppers, onion, and garlic, until browned and fragrant. Add tomato sauce, paste, beans, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Stir and cook on medium-high heat for 1 hour.
  2. Cut pre-cooked polenta into fries
  3. n cast iron skillet, heat enough veg oil to 375* to fry the polenta fries. Remove from oil once golden brown and crispy, let drain on paper towel-lined plate. *Fry in small batches to avoid clumping
  4. Place chili in an oven-safe bowl, sprinkle cheese on top, and bake in the oven until the cheese is melted and browned on top.
  5. Serve with polenta fries on the side.