Polenta baked to perfection, flavored with chili seasonings and cheese.
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 can cooked red beans
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
1 28 ounces can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne powder
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 24 ounces tube pre-cooked polenta
Let's get Cooking...
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.
Cut pre-cooked polenta into fries
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
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.