• Polenta with Home Style Marinara Sauce

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    Polenta with Home Style Marinara Sauce
    Prep: 20 min Cook: 1 1/4 hours Servings: 8
    by Kyle Dalakas
    101 recipes
    Polenta with Home Style Marinara Sauce is a delicious, meatless, traditional Italian dish. Try this for dinner tonight!


    • For the Sauce:
    • 2-28 oz. Cans Diced Tomatoes
    • 1 6 oz. Can Tomato Paste
    • 1/2 Large Sweet Onion
    • 6 to 8 Cloves Fresh Garlic
    • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
    • 1/4 Cup Dry Red Wine
    • 3 Tbsp. Dried Oregano
    • 1 Tbsp. Black Pepper
    • 1/4 Cup Cane Sugar
    • For the Polenta:
    • 1 3/4 Cups Coarsely Ground Yellow Cornmeal
    • 5 Cups Water
    • 1 Tbsp. Butter
    • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese


    1. Prepare the sauce first:
    2. Peel the onion and the garlic cloves; mince both finely.
    3. Place the olive oil in a large stock pot and heat over medium high heat.  Add the minced garlic and onion.  Brown lightly, about 5 to 6 minutes stirring frequently.
    4. Lower heat to low and add tomatoes, wine, oregano, pepper and cane sugar.  Cover and let simmer for about 40 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    5. Now prepare the polenta:
    6. Place the water  in a medium sized saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium high heat.  Whisk in the cornmeal slowly in a very thin stream.  If you add it too fast, it will lump.  Add the butter.
    7. Lower the heat to low and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture is very thick, about 15 to 20 minutes or until it pulls away from the sides of the pan.
    8. Pour polenta into a serving platter and top with marinara sauce and parmesan cheese.
    9. Serves 6 to 8

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