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“Out of the recipe archives once again. But I always note on any recipe I try how good it was, and it had 4 stars out of 4, so I must of really liked it. It unfortunately just got filed away -- for years. I served them as an appetizer, but I am sure this would be a great side to some grilled chicken and black beans. It could served many different ways. Set it on top of a bowl of chili, or serve it on it plate topped with a Mexican type of sloppy joes. I didn't make these too spicy, but you could easily add some spice if you wanted. A nice garnish would be sour cream mixed with scallions, lime and cilantro. But honestly, they are good, just on their own.”
1hr 10mins
8-24 small appetizers or side dish

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3 cups water (you could also use vegetable broth for more flavor)
  • 1 (2 ounce) enveloperecipe secrets lipton golden onions (or Lipton Onion Soup)
  • 1 (4 ounce) canchopped green chilies, drained
  • 12 cup corn, thawed (frozen)
  • 13 cup roasted red pepper, fine diced
  • 12 cup monterey jack pepper cheese, shredded (approximately 2 oz)


  1. Polenta -- In a medium size pot, bring the water or broth to a boil over high heat. Slowly whisk in the cornmeal and then the soup mix and stir well to combine. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 25 minutes uncovered until the polenta is nice and thick.
  2. Flavor -- Remove from the heat, and add in the chilies, corn, and red peppers. Spread the mixture in a 9x9 square pan, sprayed with a non stick spray like Pam. Press it down fairly well and top with the shredded cheese. Making sure to cover the entire top.
  3. Polenta -- Let rest 20-30 minutes until firm. I like to flip it over on my cutting board (for easier cutting) and then cut in triangles or you can do small squares; however you like them. You can serve this at room temp or you can reheat for 5-10 minutes in a 350 oven.
  4. Serve -- Either way, it is a great appetizer or side dish. Just ENJOY! As I mentioned, a sour cream dip or some chopped olives or even salsa is a great addition.

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