~ Creamy Cheesy Mexican Flair Grits ~ Cassies

Cassie *


My family loves anything taco flavored , and they love grits. So, I thought, why not taco flavored grits. I've served these grits alone, or with our favorite taco condiments. They are great either way. I decided to serve with taco meat we had left over from tacos a few nights ago

They can be served with eggs for a Southwestern flair type breakfast, lunch or dinner. Very versatile

I hope you try these tasty grits sometime. They are delicious!


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8 - 10
10 Min
35 Min


1/2 c
minced onion
1/4 - 1/2 c
chopped red sweet pepper
1 large
clove garlic, minced
4 c
1 c
quick cooking grits - not insant - salt if desired
1 - 4 oz
can - chopped green chiles - well drained
1 can(s)
corn, well drained or have used frozen corn - thawed ( which is what i prefer )
1 pkg
taco seasoning mix - i use hot
2 Tbsp
egg - lightly beaten
1 1/4 c
shredded, sharp cheddar cheese
1 c
shredded, montereey jack
condiments or can eat alone ~ i added prepared taco meat, sour cream, scallions, endhilada sauce, shredded monterey jack cheese, black olives

How to Make ~ Creamy Cheesy Mexican Flair Grits ~ Cassies


  • 1In a small skillet add a little oil and saute onion, pepper and garlic, until onions are translucent. Set aside.
  • 2Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

    Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray

    In a dutch oven, over medium heat, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Stir in grits and reduce heat to med low. Continue stirring until thick, about 10 - 12 minutes.
  • 3To the grits, stir in the butter, 3/4 cup cheddar & 1/2 cup Monterrey Jack, taco seasoning, green chiles, onion mixture, corn. Stir until well combined and continue cooking over low heat until cheeses are melted.
  • 4Remove from heat and quickly whisk in the egg.

    Spread into prepared pan and top with remaining cheese. I sprinkle with some red pepper flakes. Totally optional.
  • 5Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden. I leave it rest for about 5 minutes before serving. It will be creamy more so than a stiff bar type grit, as that's how we like it.

    Can be served as bars, once cooled.

    Can be served with your favorite taco condiments.
  • 6Enjoy!

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