SPICY BEEF SAUSAGE & GRITS

Spicy Beef Sausage & Grits  --
Lean Cut
  • Total Recipe Time: 25 to 30 minutes
  • 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 recipe Cajun-Style Beef Sausage (recipe follows)
  2. 1 cup grits
  3. 3/4 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese
Toppings (optional):
  1. Shredded Cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, chopped green bell pepper

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPICY BEEF SAUSAGE & GRITS

  1. Prepare Cajun-Style Beef Sausage.  Remove from skillet; keep warm.
  2. Prepare grits according to package instructions.
  3. Stir cheese and sausage crumbles into grits.  Heat mixture 6 to 8 minutes.  Serve in bowl and garnish with additional cheese, green onions or pepper, if desired.

    Cajun-Style Beef Sausage:  Combine 1 pound Ground Beef (93% or leaner), 1 tablespoon liquid smoke, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.  Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add sausage mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles, stirring occasionally.

  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

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