Cheesy Grits is a comforting and creamy side dish that offers the perfect blend of smooth cheese with a spicy kick. Don't be swayed by the grits in the title, this is a scrumptious take on a New Mexico classic.
Place water, grits and salt in a large saucepan on the stove and cook over medium high heat until thickened. Stir frequently to prevent burning. Add garlic, cubed cheese and jalapeño. Stir until the cheese is melted.
In a small bowl or measuring cup, beat two eggs and ¼ cup milk. Add a few tablespoons of the hot grit mixture to the eggs and milk and mix to combine. Pour all contents from the bowl/cup into the pan with the remaining grits and cheese. Stir to combine.
Pour grits mixture into a greased casserole dish and bake for about an hour or until the top is slightly browned and the center is raised and set.
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For added spicy kick, sometimes I sprinkle a few dashes of hot sauce in with the jalapeños.