Hoppin' John Stew With White Cheddar Cheese Grits

  • EllenM Posted: 01/09/10
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    Delicious remake of a traditional Southern New Year's Day dish. Serving it over grits is a wonderful. I used mild cheddar, since it's what I had in the refrigerator. Next time I'll use extra sharp cheddar for a bit more flavor in the grits. The Hoppin' John stew mixture could have used a bit of salt and more cilantro, in my opinion. I'll continue to serve it throughout the year as a side to pork.

  • Rabbit1970 Posted: 01/28/10
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    I loved this. I did add extra salt. Delicious and easy! I will make again and again.

  • ddarl4508 Posted: 02/12/11
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    I first made this for New Years Day in 2010. It was so delicious that we have it about a once a month ever since. It's even better the 2nd day! I sometimes serve it with rice instead the grits....both are delicious!

  • JFrink Posted: 10/09/11
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    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.

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