Spicy Beef Sausage & Grits

Ground Beef crumbles are spiced with Cajun seasonings and mixed with cheesy grits. Comfort in a bowl!

  • 30
    min
  • 4
    SERVINGS

  • Cal

  • Protein

Ingredients & Cooking

Ingredients:

Toppings (optional):
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, chopped green bell pepper

Cooking:

  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.

    Cook's Tip:

    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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