Cheesy Bacon-and-Ham Casserole

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Ingredients

1/2 pound bacon
1/2 pound chopped cooked ham
3/4 cup quick-cooking grits
1 (16-ounce) loaf prepared pasteurized cheese product, cubed
1/4 cup butter or margarine
6 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preparation

Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon, and set aside.

Cook ham in reserved drippings in skillet over medium heat until browned.

Cook grits according to package directions. Remove from heat; stir in cheese and butter until melted. Stir in bacon, ham, eggs, and remaining ingredients. Pour into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until set.

NOTE: Casserole may be prepared a day ahead; cover and chill. Remove from refrigerator the following day, and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Bake as directed.

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November 2001
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