Hot Tomato Grits

Hot Tomato GritsRecipe
Photo: Charles Walton IV; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes


2 bacon slices, chopped
2 (14 1/2-oz.) cans chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
2 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons canned chopped green chiles
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese
Garnishes: chopped fresh parsley, shredded Cheddar cheese


1. Cook bacon in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon, reserving drippings in pan. Drain bacon on paper towels.

2. Gradually add chicken broth and salt to hot drippings in pan; bring to a boil. Stir in grits, tomatoes, and green chiles; return to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Stir in Cheddar cheese until melted. Top with chopped bacon. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.