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How to Make Polenta with Mushroom and Beef

Give leftovers new life with this creamy polenta recipe. Cozy and comforting, this combo of Mississippi Beef, mushrooms and ranch is like a big hug for the whole family. It’s the perfect way to warm up a chilly night.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Cook Time 25 min
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients (6)

  • water, milk, chicken stock or vegetable stock (or blend) 5 cups
  • medium or coarse cornmeal/polenta 1 cup
  • butter, divided 5 tablespoons
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • beef broth ½ cup
  • shredded leftover Mississippi beef 3 cups
For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

Steps (4)

  1. 1

    Add water, milk or stock to a medium sized sauce pot and place over high heat. Whisk in the polenta so that it does not clump up. Bring to a boil and stir continuously until the polenta thickens and begins to bubble.

  2. 2

    Turn the heat down to a low simmer and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently with a spatula and making sure to scrape the bottom of the pan so it does not burn. Once the polenta is thick and tender, whisk in 3 tablespoons of the butter and season with salt.  

  3. 3

    In a large sauté pan set over medium heat, melt the remaining butter. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  4. 4

    Pour in the beef broth and add the leftover Mississippi beef. Continue to cook, stirring, until beef is warmed through and mushrooms are incorporated. Serve warm, spooned over the polenta.

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recommend 81.3% would recommend this recipe

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yum! Easy meal to make after a long day at work and it's very yummy!
Date published: 2022-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I Tried This was a first time making this dish. It was easy and great tasting. Glad I tried!
Date published: 2022-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty This was really good and simple to make loving the recipes on this site!
Date published: 2022-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious and Easy! Easy prep, Easy clean up, and the family loved! Checks all the boxes for an easy, tasty family meal! Such a great recipe!
Date published: 2022-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely loved this I made this for entertaining. It was a hit with everyone, even my pickiest of children. A must try!
Date published: 2022-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super easy to make What a fun meal, super easy and kids loved the big change
Date published: 2022-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tasting! Very easy to make! A different option with just the right amount of mushroom.
Date published: 2022-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy and tasty I made this for my husband and he absolutely loved it
Date published: 2022-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy! Delicious! So quick and easy to make using leftover roast. Perfect!
Date published: 2022-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five Starts... yummy This was very good and so easy to make. The whole family loved it
Date published: 2022-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Polenta with Mushroom and Beef Mushroom lovers dream. Makes a great side dish. Serve anytime
Date published: 2022-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to do I already had the ingredents on the self just need a good recipie . thanks
Date published: 2021-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious This was lovely hearty and scrumptious will make again and again
Date published: 2021-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tastes great and easy to make Made this last night and we loved it. This will be made often at our house.
Date published: 2021-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Polenta I have never tried Polenta before and this was delicious. Next time I will make it with more mushrooms and add onions.
Date published: 2021-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Polenta with mushrooms and beef Polenta with mushrooms and beef, had to make 1/2 without the mushrooms my husband dosen't like them. That's ok more for me to love.
Date published: 2021-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family time Everyone simply love this recipe when I make it. It never has any left overs so clean up is a breeze
Date published: 2021-11-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ??? I considered making this but I think the recipe is missing a few ingredients. Where are the mushrooms and the Hidden Valley Ranch? Is anything else missing?
Date published: 2021-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mississippi Beef and Mushroom Polenta There were no mushrooms in the ingredient list, so I adapted it to our taste. I added about 2/3 cup of chopped onions and an equal amount of mushrooms. My husband was a little leery at first, but he loved it and said it’s definitely a keeper recipe! Thank you for a great way to use some of that great leftover MIssissippi Pot Roast!
Date published: 2021-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds Interesting Would love to try and prepare it for a family dinner coming Friday.
Date published: 2021-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to do Was so simple to make was very good to will make again
Date published: 2021-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Tasty Combination Looking for something different, My better half and I gave this a try and it was Great! Very Easily Prepared.
Date published: 2021-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Recipe I tried it and really liked it, I will have my grand kids try it when they come over again
Date published: 2021-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a great How-To! Love how detailed this recipe is. It is very easy to follow and I'm looking forward to making it for family dinner!
Date published: 2021-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from How To Make Polenta With Mushrooms and Beef My spouse really enjoyed the dish. He asked for a second helping.
Date published: 2021-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So good Another great way to use the Mississippi mud roast leftovers. Delicious
Date published: 2021-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Polenta with beef and mushroom is very easy to make and very tasty
Date published: 2021-07-10
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