Bacon Cheese Grits

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Ingredients

  • 8 slice
    bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled, reserve drippings
  • 2 c
    whole milk
  • 2 c
    chicken broth or stock
  • 1 c
    grits
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt, plus additional as needed
  • 1/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 c
    grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese (about 6 ounces), divided
  • 3
    green onions, green parts only, thinly sliced, divided
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
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How To Make

  • 1
    Place the milk and chicken stock in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat.
  • 2
    Bring to a boil.
  • 3
    Add the grits, whisking in until smooth.
  • 4
    Reduce the heat to medium, and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until the grits have thickened, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • 5
    Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally until the grits are soft and creamy, about 25 minutes.
  • 6
    Stir in the cream and cook about 5 minutes longer.
  • 7
    Remove from the heat and add the reserved bacon drippings, cooked bacon, 1 cup of the cheese and two-thirds of the green onions; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 8
    Preheat the broiler.
  • 9
    Spread the grits in a casserole dish.
  • 10
    Scatter the remaining cheese over the top.
  • 11
    Place under the broiler just until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 12
    Garnish with the remaining green onions and serve immediately.

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