Chilli and polenta bake

    1 hour

    You can use any meat or vegetarian chilli and top it with a crispy polenta layer - great winter comfort food.


    Oxfordshire, England, UK
    2 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1l water
    • 200g polenta
    • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
    • meat or vegetarian chilli
    • salt
    • paprika or cayenne

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:10min soaking  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. In small saucepan, combine the water, polenta, butter, and a pinch of salt and allow to stand for 10 minutes. Bring the mixture to the boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring frequently, until a spoon leaves a line when drawn through the mixture, 12 to 15 minutes.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    3. Pour the polenta over your preferred chillli in a baking dish. Allow it to cool and firm up for 15 minutes.
    4. Sprinkle the paprika over the polenta then bake until the polenta is golden on top, 20 to 25 minutes.

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