Taco Polenta Bowls

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Looking for an easy dinner idea?  This Taco Polenta Bowl is my ideal dinner for so many reasons.

  1.  It is loaded with veggies, and includes avocado.
  2.  It takes less than 15 minutes to prepare.
  3. I usually have most of these ingredients around, so it doesn’t involve much planning.
  4. My kids will eat it.
  5. It is meatless!  I try to serve my family at least one meatless meal per week- in order to help the environment. Serving my family this veggie-filled dinner helps us keep our #Vegolutions for 2017.

There are a few things about this polenta bowl that I need to discuss.

First, polenta isn’t as complicated as one might think.  You can find polenta being served in fancy restaurants.  Polenta is just a fancy name for corn meal mush.  It is traditionally a peasant food and can be made out of only cornmeal and water.

Second, Have you tried these Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles™ from MorningStar Farms® ?  These were super flavorful, and had a little kick to them.   These crumbles really added another element to this dish. To learn more about these Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles and to see other products offered, visit this website.

 

I found these MorningStar Farms® Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles™ at Walmart in the frozen aisle.   I also used Great Value™ Frozen Corn.  I love using Corn in Taco-related meals.

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Making Polenta is easy.  It is also very light.  It is just made out of cornmeal, water and a little salt.

You can add any taco toppings to these taco bowls.   I added some of my favorites.  queso fresco cheese, avocado, bell peppers and salsa.   You can also add lettuce, tomatoes, black olives or anything else you like.

Taco Polenta Bowls – Serves 4

Polenta 

1 cup of cornmeal

4 cups of water

dash of salt

1/2 teaspoon of butter- optional

Toppings 

1 cup of  MorningStar Farms® Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles™ – use 1/4 cup for each taco bowl

1 cup of Great Value™ frozen corn- thawed- use 1/4 cup for each taco bowl

1 avocado- sliced

1 bell pepper- sliced

1/2 cup of Queso Fresco Cheese

1/2 cup of salsa

1/4 cup of greek yogurt- or sour cream

cilantro

red pepper flakes

other seasonings and toppings of your choosing

Method:  Make Polenta.  Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.  Salt the water and slowly add 1 cup of cornmeal, while whisking vigorously. Once the cornmeal has been mixed in- remove from heat and pour directly into a serving bowl.   Chop vegetables, heat up corn and MorningStar Farms® Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles™.  Arrange the toppings in a bowl and season to your specifications.  Enjoy.

These Taco Polenta Bowls were just so good!  I thought that these Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles™ were smokey and flavorful.

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