Cooking personal polenta bean pies

March 12, 2008 5:12:29 PM PDT
Owner of 'What's Cooking,' Michelle Stern, shared a recipe for Personal Polenta Bean pies.

Personal Polenta Bean Pies

  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 can white beans, rinsed
  • 2 large ripe red tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tube plain prepared polenta
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro - fresh
  • 1 cup shredded jack cheese

    1. Preheat oven to 400.
    2. In large saucepan, heat oil and sauté onion and garlic until soft. Add beans and tomatoes to pan. Cook and reduce to a simmer for about 10 minutes.
    3. Brush 6 ramekins with oil. Slice polenta crosswise into rounds. Place rounds in bottom of each ramekin.
    4. Stir in cilantro and salt and pepper to bean mixture in pan. Spoon into ramekins and top with cheese.
    5. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes.

    Servings: 4

    Cooking Tips
    Ramekins are small, individual baking dishes, approximately 4 inches in diameter.


  • Peel garlic
  • Rinse black and white beans
  • Slice polenta into round slices
  • Brush ramekins with olive oil
  • Place rounds in the bottom of each ramekin
  • Spoon filling into the ramekin, on top of the polenta
  • Sprinkle with cheese

    Nutrition (per serving): 691.3 calories; 19% calories from fat; 15.2g total fat; 22.0mg cholesterol; 1136.1mg sodium; 2349.7mg potassium; 98.7g carbohydrates; 25.3g fiber; 1.9g sugar; 73.4g net carbs; 42.8g protein.

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