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Cook1 hr 30 mins
A bean, corn and squash casserole designed to be served as a Vegan main course. Vegetarian Times holiday 2006.
- 1 1⁄2 cups yellow cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 large red bell peppers or 1 large yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1 lb kabocha squash, peeled and cubed
- 15 ounces tomatoes, diced with chiles
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 15 ounces pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
- Whisk cornmeal, salt and chili powder with 4 1/2 cups water in double boiler. Cook 40 minutes or until thick and stiff stirring 3 to 4 times. Remove from heat.
- Preheat to 375°F Heat 2 tbsp oil in saucepan over med. heat. Add onion and cook about 7 minutes or until softened. Stir often. Add the pepper and cook 5 minutes more.
- Stir in squash, tomatoes, garlic, coriander, and cumin. Cook 5 minutes, stir occasionally. Stir in 1/2 cup water and salt. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, partially covered for 10 to 15 minutes or until squash is tender. Stir in beans and corn and cook 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stir occasionally.
- Coat a baking dish with spray. Spread 2 cups polenta over bottom of dish. Spoon mix inches Smooth remaining polenta over the top.
- Score casserole into 6 squares with knife. Brush top with remaining oil. Bake 30 minutes or until headed through and top is lightly browned.
This turned out great. I had a ton of summer squash and corn to use up from our CSA box plus freshly milled polenta, so this recipe was a must. I cooked the pintos from scratch. I mostly stuck to the recipe, but used oil spray instead of the 3 Tbsp and also used crushed tomatoes. Thanks for posting, we enjoyed this very much.
I made this dish for a native american presentation where I work and the visitors loved it almost as much as my fellow employees. Delicious.