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    Jalapeno Jack Polenta

    Jalapeno Jack Polenta. Photo by Michelle Berteig

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    30 mins

    5 mins

    25 mins

    NcMysteryShopper's Note:

    This hearty, warm side dish can be made with the cheese incorporated into the polenta or the polenta can be spooned atop a portion of the cheeses, so that as they melt they form a liquid center. This is the perfect side dish to accompany Beef Tenderloin with Southwestern-Style Sauce.

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    1. 1
      Heat the Water to a simmer in a medium saucepan; gradually pour the Cornmeal into the Water while stirring constantly; Cook over low heat, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, until the polenta pulls away from the sides of the pan, 25 – 30 minutes.
    2. 2
      Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the Parmesan and Jack Cheeses, Salt and Pepper.
    3. 3
      Serve immediately.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 14, 2011


      I did make 1/2 of the recipe, otherwise prepared as directed by the recipe and enjoyed it. Definitely will repeat this, but will point out that I thought the jalapeno jack cheese was the dominant flavor. Of course since I love it, it was no problem. Loved the consistency and the leftovers will be reheated and enjoyed again. Thanks for a keeper NcMysteryShopper!

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    • on June 20, 2010


      I had never made polenta before, and heard lots of cooks rave about it, so my DH and I decided to try it. Personally, we couldn't stand the texture. However the flavor was the only plus of the dish. I guess polenta is not for us. Thanks for your spin of it though.

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    • on September 27, 2007


      This is really good! I've never made polenta before so I was a little nervous, but for naught! I made a 1/2 batch and would call it 6 servings, but that's just me! It was a little stringy, so I may reduce the cheese, and add a little chipotle in adobo if I made it again. Thanks, NcMystery. I'm really glad we tried it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Jalapeno Jack Polenta

    Serving Size: 1 (162 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 161.0
    Calories from Fat 89
    Total Fat 9.9 g
    Saturated Fat 6.0 g
    Cholesterol 28.0 mg
    Sodium 352.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 9.0 g

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