Grilled Polenta with Sweet and Spicy Beans

Grilled Polenta with Sweet and Spicy Beans

Grilled Polenta with Sweet and Spicy Beans

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon high-heat oil, plus additional for grilling
  • 1/2 cup minced onions
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 (14-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 (18-ounce) log prepared polenta, sliced
  • Shredded pepper jack cheese

Directions

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions, green peppers and garlic. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in cumin, oregano and beans to combine.

Add tomatoes, chipotle peppers, sugar and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook until flavors are combined, about 15 minutes. Fold in cilantro and keep warm.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Lightly oil polenta slices and grill until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Top with bean mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Grill until cheese is melted, 1 to 2 additional minutes.