Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Marinate Time
8 Hours
Yield
Makes 8 servings
Photo: Charles Walton; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink; drain.

Step 2

Bring 4 1/2 cups water and salt to a boil in a large saucepan; add grits. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Stir in sausage, cornmeal, and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Spoon into a foil-lined 9- x 5-inch loafpan; chill 8 hours.

Step 3

Remove loaf from pan; cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

Step 4

Cook slices, in batches, in a skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 5 minutes on each side or until browned. Serve with desired toppings.

Step 5

NOTE: For testing puposes only, we used Smithfield 40% Lower Fat Sausage.

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