Grilled Polenta with Spicy Steak


This dish is fantastic!  Definitely tastes like something you would get at a restaurant.  The best part…it’s quick and easy.  Certainly company worthy.

Recipe is adapted from a recipe in the June 2010 issue of Cooking Light.


  • 3 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground chipotle chile powder (1 dried chipotle, ground)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 lb. flank steak or flat-iron steak
  • 1 (18oz) tube of polenta, cut into 8 to 10 slices
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 c. crumbled queso fresco
  • 2 c. pico de gallo (simply mix grape tomatoes, chopped jalapeno, chopped cilantro, garlic, salt and lime juice together)
  • Limes, quartered


  1. Combine 2 tsp. olive oil, salt, cumin chile powder, and pepper; rub evenly over steak.
  2. Heat grill; grill steak until done.
  3. Brush polenta with 1 tsp. olive oil.  Sprinkle with salt.  Place a piece of foil on the grill and add the polenta; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned.
  4. Arrange sliced polenta on a plate; add steak, top with pico, queso fresco, and avocado; then squirt with lime.

Grilled Polenta with Spicy Steak:


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