Grits with Greens, Beans, and Eggs

This simple, filling dish is the perfect meat-free, weeknight dinner
Grits with Greens

Photo Modified: Flickr / Pauline Mak / CC BY 4.0

The combination of grits, broccoli rabe, white beans, and a fried egg come together to make a dish which is far tastier than the sum of its parts.

This recipe is courtesy of Happyolks.

4
Servings
1584
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 Pounds broccoli rabe, thick stems removed
  • 1 Cup white beans
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 lemons, juiced
  • 8 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 4 Cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 Cups polenta or grits
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • Goat cheese crumbles
  • 4 fried eggs
  • Chili oil

Directions

In a medium pan, toast red pepper flakes over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes. Reduce the heat slightly and add half the olive oil, the shallots, and half the minced garlic. Cook until the shallots start to sizzle. Add the broccoli rabe and leave to wilt for 5 minutes, before stirring everything together. Add the white beans, half the lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Stir and remove from the heat.

Melt the butter in a separate large pot with the remaining minced garlic. Just before the butter starts to bubble, add the stock, butter, and remaining lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Add the polenta and stir vigorously for 5 minutes until combined. Add salt to taste.

Serve the grits in a bowl, topped with beans, greens, a fried egg, goat cheese crumbles, and chili oil.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
99g
100%
Sugar
32g
36%
Saturated Fat
54g
100%
Cholesterol
282mg
94%
Carbohydrate, by difference
112g
86%
Protein
62g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
261µg
37%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
16mg
21%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
414mg
41%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
90µg
23%
Iron, Fe
12mg
67%
Magnesium, Mg
48mg
15%
Niacin
13mg
93%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
318mg
45%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
44µg
80%
Sodium, Na
1755mg
100%
Water
196g
7%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

Grits Shopping Tip

Southern food is a mixture of Native American, Creole, and European influences. Staples of this comfort food include corn (in all its forms), honey, chicken, pork, and seafood, all easily found at any neighborhood grocery store.

Grits Cooking Tip

Southern and comfort food is often rich and heavy, be sure to include lots of greens and vegetables with these dishes.