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Jalapeno Cheese Grits

A little heat in your classic Southern dish
Jalapeno Cheese Grits
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Want to start your day off with a little bit of heat? Jalapenos and cayenne red pepper add a kick to classic Southern cheesy grits.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick.

Ready in
45 m
10 m
(prepare time)
35 m
(cook time)
16
Servings
189
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 Cups chicken stock, preferably Kitchen Basics All Natural Original Chicken Stock
  • 2 Cups quick-cooking grits
  • 1/4 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup chopped onion
  • 2 Cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Organic Cayenne Red Pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Organic Coarse Grind Black Pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Bring chicken stock to boil in large saucepan.

Stir in grits.

Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet on medium heat.

Add onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender.

Remove from heat.

Add grits, cheese, eggs, water, jalapeño pepper, red pepper and black pepper; mix well.

Spoon into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish.

Bake 30 minutes or until set.

Nutritional Facts
Servings16
Calories Per Serving189
Total Fat9g14%
Sugar1gN/A
Saturated5g25%
Cholesterol62mg21%
Protein8g16%
Carbs18g6%
Vitamin A70µg8%
Vitamin B120.2µg9.1%
Vitamin B60.1mg9.3%
Vitamin C1mg1%
Vitamin D0.4µg2.4%
Vitamin E0.3mg2%
Vitamin K0.9µg0.8%
Calcium117mg12%
Fiber1g4%
Folate (food)20µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)64µg16%
Folic acid26µgN/A
Iron1mg6%
Magnesium16mg4%
Monounsaturated3gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg11%
Phosphorus124mg18%
Polyunsaturated0.7gN/A
Potassium126mg3%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg16.9%
Sodium176mg7%
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg23.1%
Trans0.1gN/A
Water82gN/A
Zinc0.8mg7.3%