Hot Tomato Grits

I shared this pic on Instagram one morning while in Savannah and got a slew of messages asking for the recipe!  This is a bowl Mother’s absolutely delicious hot tomato grits.  We eat it mostly for breakfast at home, but sometimes as a side dish at suppertime.  She’s been making it for as long as I can remember and hot tomato grits are synonymous with home for me.

Hot Tomato Grits

2 slices bacon, chopped
2 (14.5 oz) cans chicken broth
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 stick butter
1 cup quick cook grits
2 large ripe tomatoes, chipped
2 T. canned chopped green chilies
1 cup (or more!) shredded cheddar cheese

Cook chopped bacon in a heavy saucepan until crisp.  Gradually add broth then add salt and butter; bring to a boil.  Stir in grits, tomatoes, and chiles; Return to a boil stirring often.  Reduce heat and simmer 15-20 minutes.  Stir in cheese; cover and let stand 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

You know, the funny thing about this recipe is that I love it and it’s easy but I never make it for my own family.  I think it is the kind of thing that only tastes right to me when Mother cooks it up on a lazy morning while I sit at her kitchen table in Savannah….

Also, it’s Sister’s birthday and we are wishing her a day of FUN in the sun at Tybee until we see her again tomorrow!!!

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