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Killer Jalapeño Cheese Grits

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So, any Southerner likes their grits. And if they don’t like their grits, they ain’t never had my cheese grits! People that hate grits, love my grits.
Ingredients
  Stone ground white corn grits 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Whole jalapeno pepper 1 Medium
  Water 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Philadelphia cream cheese 3 Ounce
  Sharp cheddar cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), grated (or cheese of your choice)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a pan, bring water to a boil; slowly add in your grits, whisking continuously.
2. Reduce the heat, cover, and allow to cook, for about 20 minutes or until it thickens, stirring occasionally.
3. In a pan, dry roast jalapeno, turning it on all sides until the sides are blistered and brown.
4. Cut the hot pepper lengthwise, remove the seeds and white pith and dice them.
5. Add the diced peppers to the grits and stir.
6. Take the grit mixture off the heat and add in cream cheese, grated cheese and salt.

SERVING
7. Serve hot, as it is or with grilled chicken or sautéed spinach if desired.

TIPS
If you like to make this dish more spicy, use the jalapeno with seeds.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Grits
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
6
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