Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Grits and Sausage Bake

1 (1 pound) package milk pork sausage, cooked, drained and crumbled
3 cups water
¾ cup quick cooking grits
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
2/3 cup evaporated milk
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
2 eggs, lightly beaten

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
2. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan; slowly stir in grits. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 to 6 minutes. Add 1 ½ cups cheese, evaporated milk, garlic powder and hot sauce; stirring until cheese is melted. Add sausage and eggs; stir well. Pour into prepared baking dish.
3. Bake for 1 hour. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
4. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. 

Note: Mixture can be prepared the day before. Cover and refrigerate. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.

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