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Cheesy Chorizo Polenta Skillet with Refried Beans

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If you're looking for a great gluten free dinner that's on the table in half an hour then this chorizo polenta skillet is the perfect thing!

If you’re looking for a great gluten free dinner that’s on the table in half an hour then this chorizo polenta skillet is the perfect thing! 

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended.

If you're looking for a great gluten free dinner that's on the table in half an hour then this chorizo polenta skillet is the perfect thing!

It’s a well documented fact that I’m obsessed with polenta. You can see just how obsessed here, here and here. Oh and here.  It’s a big warm cuddle in a bowl, or in this case a skillet, and I cannot get enough of it. If Will would let me eat it everyday I probably would.

If you're looking for a great gluten free dinner that's on the table in half an hour then this chorizo polenta skillet is the perfect thing!

I’m constantly on the look out for ways to eat it and I find that Mexican flavours are one of the best combinations with cheesy, creamy polenta. It’s something about that slight spiciness which is so perfect. I really cannot get enough.

Normally we’d make the polenta and sauce separately and then put them together before serving but for this I wanted to try serving it all in one skillet so I cooked the chorizo mixture in the skillet while the polenta was cooking, then tipped the mixture out onto a plate and poured in the polenta.

If you're looking for a great gluten free dinner that's on the table in half an hour then this chorizo polenta skillet is the perfect thing!

A layer of refried beans went on before adding the chorizo back followed by a hearty helping of grated cheese (obviously). Then all that’s left to do is to put it under the grill and let everything brown and crisp a little until it’s ready to eat.

This whole thing is so easy to make and has so few ingredients but tastes amazing. What more could you want?

Ingredients you need to make this cheesy chorizo polenta skillet with refried beans:

  • Chicken Stock
  • Milk
  • Fine Polenta
  • Butter
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Cooking Chorizo
  • Tomatoes
  • Tomato Puree
  • Refried Beans

Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for this cheesy chorizo polenta skillet…

If you're looking for a great gluten free dinner that's on the table in half an hour then this chorizo polenta skillet is the perfect thing!

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If you're looking for a great gluten free dinner that's on the table in half an hour then this chorizo polenta skillet is the perfect thing!

Chorizo Polenta Skillet with Refried Beans

If you're looking for a great gluten free dinner that's on the table in half an hour then this chorizo polenta skillet is the perfect thing!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 623kcal
Author: Amy

Ingredients

  • 500 ml Chicken Stock
  • 500 ml Milk
  • 200 g Fine Polenta
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 40 g Cheddar Cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 200 g Cooking Chorizo broken up or chopped
  • 3 Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 400g tin Refried Beans
  • 50 g Cheddar Cheese grated

Instructions

  • Make the polenta by bringing the chicken stock and milk to the boil. While whisking, pour in the polenta, once everything is mixed together cook over a low heat for 10 minutes before adding the butter and 75g of cheddar cheese. Heat the grill to medium.
  • While the polenta is cooking heat the olive oil over a medium heat in an oven proof skillet or frying pan. Add the chorizo and cook for a couple of minutes before adding the tomatoes and wait until they've released they're liquid. Add the tomato puree, stir everything together, then tip the mixture out onto a plate. 
  • Pour the polenta into the skillet and spread out into a single layer. Top with the refried beans, smoothing out as much as possible. Add the chorizo mixture to the top of the polenta followed by the 50g of cheddar cheese. Place under the grill for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and a little browned.
Nutrition Facts
Chorizo Polenta Skillet with Refried Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 623 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 969mg 40%
Potassium 656mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 24.2%
Vitamin C 16.1%
Calcium 17.9%
Iron 11.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Nancy | Plus Ate Six
    24/02/2017 at 1:35 AM

    This has hangover food written all over it! Or a lazy weekend brunch maybe? Polenta anything works for me 🙂

    • Reply
      Amy
      26/02/2017 at 10:00 PM

      Couldn’t agree more! I had it the next day with a fried egg on top and it was delicious 🙂

  • Reply
    Jennie Durren
    01/03/2017 at 10:51 PM

    This looks completely amazing. I’m eating rice and refried beans tonight and now I wish it were polenta with chorizo instead, lol. /adds to meal plan

    • Reply
      Amy
      03/03/2017 at 5:31 PM

      Thanks Jennie! Let me know if you give it a try 🙂

  • Reply
    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    22/08/2017 at 10:26 PM

    OMG, polenta, refried beans and chorizo? You are playing my song!

  • Reply
    Debi at Life Currents
    22/08/2017 at 10:33 PM

    This looks delicious! Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this will be perfect!

  • Reply
    michele
    22/08/2017 at 11:04 PM

    We eat parmesan polenta all the time… I can’t wait to try this with the chorizo and beans… simply Brilliant! 🙂

  • Reply
    colleen kennedy
    22/08/2017 at 11:53 PM

    Looks like a great combo. I’ve actually only had polenta once…why IS that??

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