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Grits And Smoked Chorizo Casserole

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Mesquite

This dish has got some serious grit. Smoked chorizo and creamy grits make this southern staple an instant classic at your table.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

6

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 1 Pound ground chorizo

  • olive oil

  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced

  • 1 Clove garlic, minced

  • 4 Cup water

  • 1 Cup quick grits

  • 1/2 Cup heavy cream

  • 2 Cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 4 Whole eggs, beaten

  • cooking spray

  • flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Steps

  • 1

    Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chorizo and cook, breaking up any larger pieces with a wooden spoon, until lightly browned and cooked through, 10-15 minutes. Remove the chorizo, drain the fat, and set aside.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Pound ground chorizo

  • 2

    Return the pan to heat and add oil. Add the onion and sauté until the onions are translucent, 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, 30 seconds.

    Ingredients

    • As Needed olive oil

    • 1/2 yellow onion, diced

    • 1 Clove garlic, minced

  • 3

    Pour in the water and bring it to a simmer. While whisking, pour in grits working out any lumps and return to a boil. Reduce the heat and let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.

    Ingredients

    • 4 Cup water

    • 1 Cup quick grits

  • 4

    Remove from the heat and whisk in cream, cheddar, chorizo, and eggs. Grease a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish with non-stick spray or butter and pour the grits mixture into the prepared pan.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 Cup heavy cream

    • 2 Cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

    • 4 Whole eggs, beaten

    • As Needed cooking spray

  • 5

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 375℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill375 ˚F

  • 6

    Place the baking dish directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook until the top is golden brown, 45-60 minutes.
  • 7

    Remove the casserole from the grill, garnish with chopped parsley, if desired, and serve warm. Enjoy!

    Ingredients

    • As Needed flat-leaf parsley, chopped

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