Spicy Grits Recipe
August 13, 2015
A common complaint from those that do not like grits is, "they are tasteless". Well, it's true that grits have little flavor on their own but they tend to take on the flavor of anything they are cooked with.
One way to give grits their own flavor is to turn up the heat. This recipe adds a little spiciness to traditional Southern grits. You may or may not like them...but you will not say they are tasteless!
Yield: 4 servings
- 4 cups instant grits, cooked
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/3 cup jalapeno peppers, minced
- Optional Topping: bacon bits and/or dry roasted tomatoes may be scattered over the top before baking.
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Cook grits according to package instructions
3. Combine cooked grits and all remaining ingredients (except topping ingredients, if used) in a bowl. Mix well.
4. Pour into a casserole dish, add topping if desired and bake for 20 minutes.
5. You may substitute a small can (4 oz.) green chili's for the jalapeno peppers if you want the flavor without the heat. Canned chili's come in mild, medium and hot. Use the appropriate can for the degree of heat you want in your final dish. You can also substitute fresh Anaheim peppers for a milder flavor.