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Creamy Bacon Cheese Grits

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The most ridiculously delectable cheese grits I’ve ever tasted.

Ingredients

  • 8 slices Regular Bacon, Cut Into 1/2-inch Pieces
  • 1 whole Yellow Onion, Chopped
  • 2 cups Stone Ground Grits; The More Coarse, The Better!
  • 4 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream (sorry)
  • 1-½ cup Grated Cheese (Monterey Jack, Etc.)
  • 1 dash Cayenne, For Heat
  • Salt As Needed
  • Black Pepper To Taste

Preparation

In a heavy pot, cook bacon over medium heat for a couple of minutes to render fat. Add onions and cook with bacon for a few minutes, or until bacon is chewy and onions are golden brown.

Add grits, chicken broth, and water. Stir together and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cover pot, and cook 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally and making sure the liquid level is okay. If grits begin to get dry, add a little more warm broth.

After 30-40 minutes of cooking time, pour in cream. Cover pot and continue to simmer on very low heat for another 30 minutes, or until grits are done. Taste and add salt, pepper and cayenne to taste. Remove from heat and stir in grated cheese. Keep warm and serve.

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Karen Carpenter on 11.18.2016

The instructions don’t say anything about cleaning the grits. I am cooking grits for the first time and am confused as to clean them or put them in dry.

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Renee on 8.23.2011

Holy heaven.. THIS recipe is what my mom has been looking for! Cannot wait to share it with you. You rock. The End.

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Heather Lowe on 7.2.2012

So savory and yummy. I cut the recipe in half since I didn’t 12 servings…although my husband and I could probably eat all 12 servings ourselves :)

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Julie on 1.29.2012

My husband refuses to eat grits and he loves these. He was just hugging the recipe this afternoon. They are so savory and creamy. Perfect with chicken or pork chops.

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carriebakes on 10.11.2011

Great recipe! I used whole milk instead of cream since that’s what I had on hand…still turned out creamy and delish! This recipe definitely make several servings, but my husband assured me that the leftovers would not be a problem. :)

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chickenderby on 9.12.2011

A million times, yes! I made the whole meal and the pork chops were great, but I found myself thinking about grits leftovers all day while at work. Unfortunately, I had to use instant grits. If “real” grits are really that much better… then I don’t know if I could handle real grits, because my cop-out preparation of this recipe was almost too good.

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kendracooks on 9.5.2011

The kids and I loved these, the husband said they weren’t worth the calories. It made a ton, way too much for my little family of 5. I froze half of it, we’ll see how it reheats. If the husband would’ve liked these more I’d say I would make these often.

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