We loved this! I made it without the tomatoes because my daughter is a little fussy (she's four), but added a can of fire roasted chilies. I might make the grits again just as a side, as well! Edit 09Sept12: The link for the grits seems to be dead, so just in case, here is the recipe as it was formerly posted. 2 cup Chicken Broth 2T Butter 1/2 cup Quick Cook Grits 1 Cup / 4 oz White Cheddar Cheese, shredded Bring broth and butter to a boil over med-high heat. Whisk in grits. Return to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 min stirring occaisionally. Stir in cheese until melted.
Hoppin' John Stew With White Cheddar Cheese Grits
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Total: 48 Minutes
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup chopped smoked ham
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 (15-oz.) cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
- 2 (10-oz.) cans diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- White Cheddar Cheese Grits
- 1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add ham and onion, and sauté 3 to 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in black-eyed peas and next 3 ingredients. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in cilantro. Serve immediately over White Cheddar Cheese Grits.
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