/ Other Side Dishes
white onion, minced
garlic, peeled and minced
red bell pepper, diced small
tomato, diced (when tomatoes are out of season use canned)
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!)
vegetable broth or water
grated cheese ( i tested this recipe w/ equal amount of sharp white cheddar cheese, monterey jack and queso de oaxaca)
fresh chilies: jalapeno, habanero, etc., sliced
How to Make Creamy Tex-Mex Grits
1Heat the olive oil in a pan on medium heat.
Add onion, garlic, red pepper, tomato and spices. Sautè until softened.
2Pour 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.
3Remove from burner and stir in the grated cheese.
4Transfer to a serving platter or shallow bowl and garnish with fresh cilantro and fresh chilies, if desired.
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Posted: Thu, Jul 16, 2015