You are here: Home » Recipes » New Mexican-Style Polenta with Chile Sauce New Mexican-Style Polenta with Chile Sauce Kitchen Tested Yield 4 servings Use Red or Green Chile Sauce and turkey, chicken or pork to top this polenta-based main dish. PrintEmail Ingredients Polenta:4 cups water1 cup plain yellow cornmeal1/2 teaspoon salt2 ounces sharp Cheddar, gratedTopping:1 teaspoon vegetable oil3 small onions, sliced3 red or yellow bell peppers, sliced6 garlic cloves, minced or pressed1 tablespoon oregano1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped (or substitute 1/4 cup salsa)1 pound cooked turkey, chicken or pork (ground, cubed, or shredded)1 ounce Cheddar cheese, shredded3/4 cup Red or Green Chile Sauce Instructions To prepare polenta, bring water to a boil, turn down to a simmer, and add cornmeal in a steady stream, whisking constantly. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick but can still be spooned out. Mix in salt and cheese. To prepare topping, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and peppers and cook, stirring frequently, until they wilt and begin to brown, about 10 minutes. Add garlic, oregano and chipotle pepper and continue cooking for another 2 to 3 minutes. Add meat and cook until thoroughly heated. Spoon out a bed of polenta, and add topping. Sprinkle cheese over it, and top with Red Chile Sauce or Green Chile Sauce.