Photo: Charles Walton IV; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
30 Mins
Makes 6 servings

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

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

Ratings & Reviews

MrsButlerTN's Review

May 28, 2013
This is a wonderful dish! I made this for a family gathering and everyone loved it. I added a couple tablespoons of sugar at the end to bring out the flavor of the tomatoes. I also added a tiny bit of garlic powder. Reheats well, but it's best straight from the stove top.

pjholmes's Review

May 30, 2012
I added greens to this--delicious.

rjnicholson's Review

June 29, 2009
We had this with fried flounder and loved it except that it was too dry (I followed the recipe) - next time I will add more chicken broth or maybe milk. We will definitely be making this again and again!

ewyancy's Review

December 26, 2008
Really like this recipe because it was easy and tasty. Made it for a family get-together and everyone raved. Left out the chilis since my meal was not a southwest theme and it was still good. I recommend this for breakfast or brunch.