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Polenta is a great option when you crave Italian comfort food but have pasta fatigue.

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Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil over medium heat in a 4-qt. pot. Cook beef until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Add onion, garlic, 1/4 cup basil, the oregano, rosemary, chile flakes, 1/2 tsp. salt, and the pepper and cook until onion is softened, 5 to 6 minutes. Add tomato paste and diced tomatoes and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, bring 1 qt. water to a boil in a medium pot. Add polenta and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and cook, stirring, until polenta thickens, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in butter and 1/3 cup cheese. Serve polenta topped with ragù, basil, and more cheese.

Nutrition Facts

551 calories; calories from fat 45%; protein 32g; fat 27g; saturated fat 12g; carbohydrates 46g; fiber 7.3g; sodium 1079mg; cholesterol 104mg.
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