Serve these comforting dumplings with your favorite soup or stew.
What you'll need
Spatula or spoon
2 1/2 cups Cornmeal or 2 1/2 cups Masa Harina (corn Flour) or 2 1/2 cups Grits
15 ounces Brown Beans cooked or 15 ounces Red Beans cooked
In a large pot, stir together cornmeal and boiling water until there are no lumps. Cook for 3 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly.
Rinse and drain beans. Add beans and salt to moistened cornmeal. Stir well.
Shape corn dough into small balls.
Drop the corn balls gently into a large pot of boiling water. Reduce heat to low and simmer the dumplings gently until cooked to the center, about 30 minutes.
- To keep the dough from sticking to your palms, wet your hands with cold water before rolling each ball. While cooking the dumplings, do not let the water come to a fast boil, as they may fall apart.
- Variations: Stir in sliced scallions, whole corn kernels, roast red peppers, minced jalapeños, ground cumin or garlic powder for extra flavor.
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1.3 g||2%|
|Saturated Fat <1 g||1%|
|Sodium 244 mg||11%|
|Total Carbohydrate 28 g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 3.6 g||13%|
|Protein 3.9 g|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: