Very good polenta. I served with caramelized mushrooms on the side from Polenta Bites With Caramelized Mushrooms.
We lived in Italy for 3 years when my husband was in the military. We thought this had authentic italian flavor. I made this as directed except didn't have an entire greeen pepper and used frozen diced carrots. I did not cook down the meat sauce for the entire 35-40 minutes. I found 20 was plenty to make a nice consistency and flavor blend. I will make this again! The polenta was lump free and flavorful. Easier than any I have ever made. We will be frying the chilled and sliced left-overs in a bit of olive oil.
OMG!!!! tastes like what my mom used to make when I was a child (she was an italian trained chef). She'd make stuff like this for us at home because it was easy and took little effrt. If your job is to cook complex dishes night after night you'd cook simply at home. We eat alot of mistakes but this wasn't one of them, thanks for posting this, mom's recipe was long lost since she passed away. I remember mom adding butter, cheese, and cream to the polenta. If you love real italian food then this is a must try recipe.
This was very good and healthy with the corn meal and carrots. Comfort food at its highest. D and her boyfriend ate almost all in 2 days. Yummy!
Great dinner--I added a dash of paprika and used 'hot" italian sausage and chianti as the wine to kick it up a notch. Thabks
This was very good. It was a nice Italian meal change from the typical "Italian" dishes that are usually on our table! Thank you for a nice recipe.
It's a good thing we like garlic, too, because this wonderful polenta is redolent with it. The polenta recipe is the best I've ever followed, I think. Not a lump to be seen. I used a spicy turkey sausage with sun-dried tomatoes (Sam's Club) instead of Italian sausage and bacon, and substituted a sweet red pepper for the carrot, only because I was out of carrots. A good Beaujolais was the wine. The sauce was wonderful, and with the polenta, even better. Just a divine creation! It will grace our table again.