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Bacon Polenta

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Rating: 5/5
2 reviews
1 comment

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   4

recipe id: 36697
cook method: stovetop

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5 slices bacon
1/3 cup onion
2 cloves garlic
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup polenta


In 2- to 3-quart pan over medium heat, cook chopped bacon, stirring until lightly browned. Add finely chopped onion and minced garlic.

Cook, stirring, until onion is limp and bacon is well browned.

Discard all but 1 tablespoon of drippings from pan. Add 1 1/2 cups broth; bring to boil over high heat. In small bowl, mix polenta (or yellow corn meal) with remaining cool broth.

Using long-handled spoon, stir polenta into boiling broth (mixture will thicken and may spatter). Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring constantly for five minutes. Season to taste with salt. Spoon into serving dish.

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264 calories, 5 grams fat, 43 grams carbohydrates, 10 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This was outstanding. I added a cup of grated monterey jack cheese that made it even yummier. So good!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This recipe is so good that I suggest it serves only 3, no leftovers. For a better consistency, gently cook for 25 minutes instead of 5. Use a good quality bacon (e.g. smoked uncured, no nitrate or nitrite added) because the polenta will really absorb the wonderful flavors. I served this with grilled Italian sausages and sauteed spinach with garlic. Awsome.

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See previous rating (delish). Use low salt chicken broth. Taste before adding additional salt.

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