Jalapeno Cheese Grits Casserole
If you love grits and spicy food this is the side dish for you.
2 cups quick-cooking grits
2 1/2 cups extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon hot sauce – I use Texas Pete or Tabasco 3 large eggs, well beaten
2 jalapenos, finely diced 1/4 cup canned diced green chilies garlic salt or garlic powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cook the grits according to the directions on the back of the package (5-10 minutes), whisking the whole time to avoid lumps. You can certainly substitute stone ground grits, I prefer them to the quick grits.
Remove from the heat and add next 6 ingredients (cheddar through chilies).
Enjoy this side dish with chicken, fish, steak or anything you might have potatos or another type of casserole side dish.