Polenta with Tomato-Braised Beans

  • GayleR Posted: 03/11/11
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    Disappointing. Sounded good, but I didn't think it was anything special.

  • bellymama Posted: 03/26/09
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    This made a good hearty meal. I wilted spinach into the bean mixture and it went nicely with the tomatoes and beans. We also sprinkled some parmesan and drizzled a little bit of olive oil on top of the dish. Much to my surprise, my two year old ate this. We'll be making it again for a one dish weeknight supper.

  • mnkygirl75 Posted: 12/10/08
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    This has been added to our regular rotation of recipes. It works well for both the vegetarian (me) and the meat eater (my husband). I haven't really had any problems with the polenta, usually adding it slowly and stirring as I go.

  • kimmayrose Posted: 10/10/10
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    My husband and I LOVE this dish. I make it often and don't change a thing about the recipe.

  • norquista Posted: 02/05/09
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    Super easy, tasty, and very quick. I didn't make the polenta according to the recipe... I used some pre-made stuff I picked up at the store, cut it into rounds, and browned it in a little olive oil. The recipe makes more than enough for 2 two-person dinners, and is very good the next day. Hearty, delicious, and definitely going into the regular rotation.

  • berkeley172 Posted: 03/01/09
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    The stirring process is a bit of work, but it comes out well. We usually top it with a light sprinkle of parmesan, asiago, or pecorino cheese.

  • westernmass Posted: 11/22/09
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    Easy, quick and tasty. I added around a quarter cup of parmesan to the polenta. My polenta was done in about 3 minutes total. Maybe a different kind? There was only the one option in my supermarket.

  • jackaleen Posted: 10/23/09
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    really liked this dish - quick and tasty. Don't leave out the fresh herbs, would be dull without them!! Also, as mentioned in another review, my polenta came out really lumpy - i think the instructions should read to stir the polenta in while the water is coming to a boil, not boiling, because the polenta, for me, seemed to cook and clump on contact with the boiling water (i actually just used course ground corn meal, not sure if different?? - any input?). I also took 'bellymama's' suggestion and wilted in some fresh spinach. Having left over for lunch today!

  • Annettebrd Posted: 07/24/13
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    I used fresh cranberry beans that I had. The recipe went together well. I added some parmesean to the polenta and some wilted spinach to the tomato mixture and even some extra garlic. Unfortunately, the taste was just missing something, just not rich and tasty. I think perhaps the polenta should be made with chicken stock?

  • karinemarc74 Posted: 01/18/14
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    Very good and nutritious!

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