Cheesy Grits With Mushrooms and Peppers

Cheesy Grits With Mushrooms and Peppers
Serves 8
Versatile grits make an appearance in this simple cheese, pepper and mushroom dish. A hearty and comforting main dish for cool weather.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups water
  2. 1 cup Albers® Quick Grits
  3. 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  4. 2 to 4 drops hot pepper sauce
  5. 6 slices bacon, coarsely chopped
  6. 1 cup chopped green onions
  7. 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  8. 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  9. 8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
Instructions
  1. BRING water to a boil in medium saucepan; slowly stir in grits. Cover; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes. Add cheese and hot pepper sauce; stir until cheese is melted. Cover; keep warm.
  2. COOK bacon over medium heat in large skillet until brown but not crisp. Remove bacon; reserve drippings. Add green onions, bell pepper and garlic to drippings; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender.
  3. PLACE cheesy grits in a shallow serving bowl. Top with mushroom mixture; sprinkle with bacon. Serve immediately.
MAIN DISH SUGGESTION
  1. ADD 1/2 lb. peeled and deveined medium shrimp and 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice to pan with mushrooms. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until shrimp are pink. Serve as above.
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