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Credit: Charles Walton; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
marinate:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 30 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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