Creamy Cheddar Cheese Grits

Grits. Never thought I would be eating grits. Here in the south, shrimp and grits are very popular, and the grits are made with cheese. Ahhhh! Put cheese on anything and I will eat it! I’m not sure I would like plain grits though; I need flavor with my food. If you love cheese and haven’t tried grits yet, give these a try and you will be a fan.

4 Tbsp. butter
4 1/2 c. milk
4 1/2 c. water
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. hot sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
2 c. uncooked quick cooking grits
1 (8 oz) block sharp white cheddar
cheese, grated

Bring 2 Tbsp. butter, and next 5 ingredients to a boil in a medium size Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Gradually whisk in grits, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally for 10 to 15 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheese and remaining 2 Tbsp. butter until melted. Serve immediately.
Yields – 8 1/2 cups

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