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Chili Cheese Grits Recipe
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Chili Cheese Grits Recipe

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This zesty dish is a real crowd-pleaser. It's great as a side dish and can also be served as a cold appetizer.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3 tablespoons canned chopped green chilies
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 358 calories, 26 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 144 mg cholesterol, 766 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water, salt and garlic to a boil; slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Add butter, 1 cup cheese and chilies; stir until butter melts. Beat eggs and milk; add to the grits and mix well. Pour into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chili Cheese Grits in Country December/January 1996, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 358 calories, 26 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 144 mg cholesterol, 766 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

"These are delicious! I feed the homeless every week and had some green chili sausage that I served over the grits. It was Yummy and I know the homeless loved these homey, creamy grits!!"

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

"@Hotfoot4047: Grits are very similar to polenta."

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Reviewed Mar. 30, 2012

"Delicious! I've made this dish several times. The only change I make is to add an extra clove of garlic."

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"PS - this recipe sounds good! I have already printed it off!"

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"For Hotfoot - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grits

Do you have something like cream of wheat? Somewhat similar, but a larger texture to the pieces. I had my first grits when I moved to TX back in 1976. I grew to love them!"

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