Delicious Recipes

Grits with Bacon and Beans

Posted on: 18/01/2016

Grits with Bacon and Beans.fw

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 25 min

Yield: 4 servings

Level: Easy

Ingredients

3 slices bacon, finely chopped

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 green bell peppers, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

1 1 -pound bag frozen chopped collard greens, thawed and drained

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Kosher salt

1 28 -ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

1 15 -ounce can black-eyed peas (do not drain)

1 1/2 cups skim milk

1 1/2 cups quick grits

Directions

Cook the bacon in a large pot over medium heat until almost crisp, about 8 minutes. Add the vegetable oil and increase the heat to medium high; add the bell peppers, onion, collard greens, cayenne and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are slightly soft, about 8 minutes. Add the tomatoes and black-eyed peas (with their liquid) and bring to a simmer; cook 15 minutes. Season with salt.

Meanwhile, combine the milk, 2 3/4 cups water and a pinch of salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the grits and cook, stirring, until thick, about 5 minutes. Serve the grits topped with the collard mixture.

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