Southern Ham or Bacon Grits

Southern Ham Or Bacon Grits Recipe

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Karen Crossland


This is my 3 yr old daughters favorite way to eat grits. I was making grits one morning and decided to try a new way so she would eat them,now she loves grits!


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5 Min
10 Min


  • 4-6 slice
    bacon or 1/2 cup diced ham
  • 2 c
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    bacon drippings
  • 3/4-1 c
    quick cooking grits
  • ·
    salt/pepper to taste

How to Make Southern Ham or Bacon Grits


  1. Fry bacon until crisp,reserving 2 tablespoons drippings (make sure you get the bits in the bottom of the pan)Set bacon aside.If using ham,fry diced ham in additional 1 tablespoon of bacon drippings.
  2. In small sauce pan,add your water and 2 tablespoons bacon drippings,bring to a boil.When boiling,add salt and/or pepper and grits.Pour grits slowly into water as you stir or they will lump.
  3. Cover and reduce heat to low or med/low.Cook for 5-10 minutes.The longer you cook them,the creamier they will get.
  4. Add ham or crumbled bacon into grits...enjoy.

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About Southern Ham or Bacon Grits

Course/Dish: Meat Breakfast

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