$40day Southwest Cheese Grits Recipe

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Submitted by mamasue3

Makes 8 servings



from $40 a Day, Rachel Ray FoodNetwork

Recipe Ingredients for $40Day Southwest Cheese Grits

3 3/4 cups water
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 ounce canned jalapenos, diced
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup grits
1/2 cup sour cream
8 oz grated Cheddar
8 oz Monterey Jack Cheese
1 cup diced green peppers
1 cup diced onions
3 1/2 ounces canned pimentos, drained
6 ounces sugar-cured ham or deli ham, diced
1/4 cup diced scallions
1/4 cup diced tomatoes

Recipe Directions for $40Day Southwest Cheese Grits

  1. 3 3/4 cups water

  2. 2 tablespoons butter or margarine

  3. 1/2 ounce canned jalapenos, diced

  4. 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  5. 1 teaspoon salt

  6. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  7. 1 cup grits

  8. 1/2 cup sour cream

  9. 1 cup grated Cheddar

  10. 1 cup grated Monterey jack

  11. 1 cup diced green peppers

  12. 1 cup diced onions

  13. 3.5 ounces canned pimentos, drained

  14. 6 ounces sugar-cured ham or deli ham, diced

  15. 1/4 cup diced scallions

  16. 1/4 cup diced tomatoes

  17. In a large pan, combine 3 1/2 cups of water, the butter, jalapenos, garlic powder, salt, and cayenne pepper and bring it to a boil. Add the grits and stir. Reduce the heat to medium and continue stirring until the grits start to thicken. Add the sour cream, half of the Cheddar, and half of the Monterey jack and stir until creamy.

  18. Preheat the oven broiler.

  19. In a small skillet, add the remaining 1/4 cup water, green peppers, onions, and pimentos and cook over high heat until tender. Pour the grits mixture into a large casserole dish and top it with the cooked vegetables and ham. Add the remaining cheese on top and broil in the oven until the cheese is melted. Garnish each serving with scallions and tomatoes and serve immediately.

Categories

Breakfast

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 275.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
391
Calories from Fat
237
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
26.3g
40%
Saturated Fat
16.5g
82%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
82mg
27%
Sodium
976mg
41%
Potassium
206mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
20.4g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1.5g
6%
Sugars
1.9g
Protein
19.5g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 49%
Calcium 44% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in calcium
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in saturated fat
  • High in sodium
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