Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
This comes from simple hardy ingredients. A great feel good one dish dinner. Even my kids like it! Adapted from a presentation by Cynthia Liar
- 1 (12 ounce) package vegetarian ground beef, yves veggie cuisine
- 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon cumin seed
- cooking spray
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup red pepper, chopped
- 1 cup shredded green cabbage
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1⁄2 cup organic tomato sauce
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 cup polenta
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cover medium casserole dish with thin layer of cooking spray, set aside.
- Cover bottom of a 2 quart sauce pan, with a thin layer of cooking spray.
- Heat pan to medium heat.
- Sweat the chopped onions in pan.
- Combine garlic,red pepper, shredded cabbage, and spices in pan and cook for about 5 minutes or until soft.
- Add beans, tomato sauce and water.
- Let the mixture absorb the water then add the Veggie Ground Round.
- Pour mixture into ceramic casserole dish, set aside.
- In a one qt sauce pan heat 2 cups of water to boiling Add polenta, stir constantly with a whisk until the mixture begins to thicken.
- When it is thick but still spreadable, immediately take off heat and pour over contents in casserole dish.
- This happens very quickly.
- Spread mixture into corners to cover casserole ideally about a 1/2 inch thick.
- Garnish with Parmesan Cheese.
- Cover dish and bake for 25 minutes in 350degree F.
- Remove cover and bake an additional 5 minutes at 400 degrees F.
I made some modifications, but this was quite delicious. I skipped the fake meat and added another 1/2 can of beans. I also added in a green bell pepper and frozen corn and used plain cornmeal w/ spices and cheese rather than a prepared polenta mix. I did have to cook it longer at 400 degrees, but I presume that's partially because the frozen corn cooled it down.
Very good, a new comfort food especially for the fall season. I had all of the ingredients except the red pepper so I substituted a tomato. I found I wanted more polenta, so I made an additional cup before putting it all in the oven. This will be a fun recipe to play with. Thank you for posting!
I loved this recipe but it needed something zippy added for my husband's taste. I don't know enough about cooking to know what to add. I could only find Polenta in a tube in the produce section of the grocery store (does it come any other way??) so that's what I used. 1 cup never quite thickened up so I threw in the entire package. Glad I did because it barely made enough to cover the entire casserole. I ended up using a box of Boca Burger (all 3 pouches) because it was on sale. I loved the combination of ingredients - no one technically likes cabbage in our household but they ate it up! I want to make this again (it was so easy!) and get some advice on what kind of spices to add. (Should I just increase the cumin?) Please post/email if you have any suggestions. -Novice in the Kitchen