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Bacon Cheddar Green Chili Grits

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon cut in 1" pieces, fried until crisp and crumbled
  • 1 small can green chiles chopped (I used a roasted Hatch green chili I had in freezer)
  • 1 c. milk plus more to add with eggs
  • 3 c. water
  • 1 c. grits
  • 2 c. cheddar cheese
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 oz. Velvetta cheese
  • 2 eggs with enough milk to make 1 cup
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the water and milk to a boil. Turn down to medium and add the grits and salt and pepper. Stir the grits about 10-12 minutes until they start to thicken and bubble. Add in the green chiles, cheddar cheese, garlic powder and Velvetta cheese.
  2. Mix the eggs in a measuring cup and add enough milk to measure 1 cup.
  3. Use the stick of butter first to butter your baking dish and then put the remainder into the cooking grits.
  4. Stir in the egg/milk mixture very slowly to keep the eggs from cooking. Cook for another 5 minutes. Add in your fried and finely chopped bacon. Pour mixture into your buttered baking dish and bake in 325° oven for about an hour or until browned and set. It make take up to 1:15. Sometimes I turn mine up to 350° towards the end. If they start to brown too much, spray some foil with cooking spray and cover top of grits loosely.