Creamy Tex-mex Grits Recipe

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Creamy Tex-Mex Grits

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@Celestina9000

Modified from a recipe found on True-Bites. I used my own homemade salt-free chili powder for this recipe. It contains among other ingredients-cumin, paprika, and various dried chilies: ancho, pasilla, chipotle, etc.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
olive oil
1/3 c
white onion, minced
1 clove
garlic, peeled and minced
1/4 c
red bell pepper, diced small
1 medium
tomato, diced (when tomatoes are out of season use canned)
1/2 Tbsp
chili powder, add more if you want the grits spicier
salt, to taste (be careful how much you add because the cheese contains salt, too!)
2 c
milk
1 c
vegetable broth or water
3/4 c
quick-cooking grits
1/2 c
grated cheese ( i tested this recipe w/ equal amount of sharp white cheddar cheese, monterey jack and queso de oaxaca)

GARNISHES:

fresh cilantro, minced
fresh chilies: jalapeno, habanero, etc., sliced

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat the olive oil in a pan on medium heat.
Add onion, garlic, red pepper, tomato and spices. Sautè until softened.
2
Pour in the milk and broth or water. Bring to a boil. Stir in the grits, reduce to a simmer. Cook covered for 5 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated.
3
Remove from burner and stir in the grated cheese.
4
Transfer to a serving platter or shallow bowl and garnish with fresh cilantro and fresh chilies, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy