Spicy Black Beans and Polenta


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 218.9
  • Total Fat: 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 690.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.3 g
  • Protein: 7.3 g

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Introduction

Low on carbs, fat, and calories, and high on flavor, this quick and easy meal will fill you right up. Low on carbs, fat, and calories, and high on flavor, this quick and easy meal will fill you right up.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 can low sodium black beans (do not drain)
    1 tube pre-cooked polenta
    1/2 medium-sized yellow onion, minced
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tsp chicken bouillon
    1 tsp hot chili oil
    2 tbsp extra light olive oil for cooking

Directions

Heat large pan over medium heat.
Add onion and garlic; cook until slightly browned (no oil - stir frequently and add water as necessary).
Stir in entire can of black beans, including water; add bouillon and chili oil.
Cover and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender.
Turn off heat and allow to sit at least ten minutes, covered.
Heat olive oil in small non-stick pan.
Slice polenta 1/2" thick; fry in oil until edges are browned.
Blot with paper towel to remove excess oil.
Spoon beans over polenta, and enjoy!
One serving is approximately 2.5 1/2" slices of polenta with 1/2 cup of beans. Watch your sodium for the rest of the day!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHENAPAN.

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Homemade polenta with peppers, mushrooms, zucchini and spinach, all sauteed make this dish fantastic. Also, starting with dry beans cuts the sodium to almost nil...way more healthy and heart smart!! - 5/8/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I skipped the bouillon to make it vegan and added a little hot salt instead. I would have cooked the polenta a little longer than I did, so beware of taking it off too early. It was tasty and filling! Great in a bowl with "Tasty Swiss Chard." - 1/9/09

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  • 3 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Another name for Polenta is "GRITS" - 5/7/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds really good. I make my own polenta and add roasted red peppers. I also cook my own beans.I don't have hot chili oil, so would add spices of choice to the beans and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. You could add some cooked vegetables, and some browned tofu to give it more color - 5/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was really good. It was the first time I ever frien polenta, I typically bake it but nonetheless it was good. I also added a couple dashes of hot sauce, red pepper flakes and about a 1/4 tsp of red chili powder, YUM! I will definitely make this again! - 10/14/08

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