Hot Tomato Grits

Hot Tomato Grits


"With the help of tomatoes, this Southern favorite has a hint of Texas flavor. 1995 Recipe Hall of Fame."


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  1. COOK bacon in a heavy saucepan until crisp, reserving drippings in pan. Gradually add broth and salt; bring to a boil.
  2. STIR in grits, tomato, and chiles; return to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. STIR in cheese; cover and let stand 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Garnish, if desired.
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  1. 22 Ratings


These hot tomato grits have become my take to anything dish. This is always the recipe I am asked to make for pot luck suppers, etc. I substitute one can of diced tomatoes, Rotel, mild, or regu...

Great flavor - my husband went back for seconds! This is an easy way to make flavorful grits!

I used a can of MILD Rotel tomatoes, because i couldn't believe the 1/8 tsp of green chilies. Would have been better to use the SPICY, this definitely needs a kick! Otherwise, it was an easy d...

Wonderful! Haven't served this to anyone who hasn't loved it! Very easy and makes a great side dish.

Really great recipe!! I used more bacon and home-made broth so this is a REAL keeper for us. As is with any recipe, you need to customize to suit your taste. All I can say is yum-yum! Love thi...

I Loved these grits!! Would love to always have a bowl of them in the frige ready to reheat. Sadly, my bag of grits was not as fresh as I thought they were and so my batch was benefitted by ...

This is now a favorite with my family. It's so easy to make. The first time I made it using fresh tomatoes and canned green chiles. The second time I just used a can of Rotel. Not much of a ...

This was very good. It would make a great side dish for seafood. I will make again.

Wonderful - used a can of Rotel and a Mexican blend of cheeses plus sharp cheddar (I did use way more than a cup! We like our grits cheesy around here). Could have used a little Tabasco - but wa...