Chili Cheese Grits
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
- 3 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 cup quick-cooking grits
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 3 tablespoons canned chopped green chilies
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 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.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 358 calories, 26g fat (16g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 766mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.
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!!
Feb 2, 2014
@Hotfoot4047: Grits are very similar to polenta.
Mar 30, 2012
Delicious! I've made this dish several times. The only change I make is to add an extra clove of garlic.
Oct 3, 2008
PS - this recipe sounds good! I have already printed it off!
Oct 3, 2008
For Hotfoot - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GritsDo 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!
Sep 5, 2008
Hi there,Can somebody please tell me what grits are and what the equivalent would be in England? I regularly see this ingredient in American recipes but I have no idea what it is.Thankyou.