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Test Kitchen Approved

Green Chile & Cheese Grits

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Yields

4 servings

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

These cheesy grits are slightly smoky with a kick of jalapeno heat. Perfect as side for a beef, sausage, or pork barbecue meal. They're also great with eggs for a hearty breakfast.

Serving Suggestions

Serve as a BBQ side or as a base for pulled pork, barbecued shrimp, or creole shrimp or sausage. Grits thicken up as they cool; when reheating, add a little broth or water to help thin them out again.

Recipe Notes

*You can replace dehydrated jalapeno with 1/2 to 1 whole fresh diced jalapeno or replace canned green chiles with 1/4 cup fresh roasted diced chiles.

Ingredients


1 (4 oz.) can mild roasted green chiles*


1 cup heavy cream or whole milk



1 cup quick-cooking grits

8 oz. Monterey Jack or white cheddar cheese, shredded


Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Jalapeño Chile Powder

    Native to Mexico, jalapeños were named after Jalapa, the capital city of Veracruz. Although they are still grown in Mexico where they are also know...

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  • Whiskey Barrel Smoked Black Pepper

    Whiskey Barrel Smoked Black Pepper is one of our all-time favorite seasonings. These cracked peppercorns become smoked peppercorns at our Denver, C...

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  • Onion & Garlic Tableside Sprinkle

    This salt-free blend of two kitchen staples is easy to use and always at the ready. Add the perfect blend of garlic and onion to any meal with just...

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  • Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth Concentrate

    Use for soup stock, stews, stir-fries, casseroles, sauces, and more. This chicken broth concentrate is all-natural and gluten-free. Shake well befo...

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  • Mayan Sea Salt

    Mayan Sea Salt has a clean appearance and flavor but is also an interesting tie to the ancient Mayan way of life. This sea salt was harvested off t...

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Directions

In a medium saucepan, combine Jalapeño Chile Powder, roasted green chiles, chicken broth, cream, Whiskey Barrel Smoked Black Pepper, and Onion & Garlic Tableside Sprinkle. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, whisk liquid while slowly drizzling in the grits until combined. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 5 to 6 min., stirring once or twice to make sure mixture doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan. Uncover and stir in cheese. Taste and season with salt if desired; you may not need salt depending on the broth and type of cheese you use. Remove from heat and serve immediately.