Recipe: Steak Mole over Polenta
I made a super yummy new Mexican dish tonight... and I followed no recipe. I created my own, and it felt (and tasted) astonishingly good!
Introducing K's Steak Mole over Polenta! And of course I documented the whole process by photo for your enjoyment :)
First, I sliced pre-made polenta (plain flavor) and baked it in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes while I was preparing the rest of the meal.
Then, I sliced round steak thinly and cut into about 1 inch long pieces. I sauteed this in a skillet pan, and once most of the pink was gone, I stirred in 1 cup of mild salsa. I let that simmer a few minutes, then added in a can of black beans.
I made the mole sauce in a separate sauce pan... 1 cup chicken broth, plus 1/4 cup of mole paste.
After about 30 minutes I flipped the polenta slices so they would get crispy on the back side as well.
Then, I put a scoop of the steak/salsa/bean mixture onto each polenta slice, followed by a drizzle of the mole sauce.
Then I sprinkled Mexican cheese on the top and baked them for another 5 minutes.
I served 4 pieces with a dollop of daisy sour cream in the middle: a lovely presentation!
I ended up only eating 3 because they were very filling! I saved another 3 for lunch tomorrow, and put the rest in the freezer. What a wonderful meal, evening, and accomplishment!
I also made little ones for Babycakes, with no mole sauce since it's a bit spicy.
Let me know if you try it and what you think!