Spicy Beef Sausage & Grits
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Total Recipe Time: 25 to 30 minutes
1 recipe Cajun-Style Beef Sausage
1 cup grits
3/4 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheeseToppings (optional):
Shredded Cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, chopped green bell pepper
|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.
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.
Nutrition information per serving: 307 calories; 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat); 106 mg cholesterol; 606 mg sodium; 10 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 32 g protein; 7.2 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 3.0 mcg vitamin B12; 6.9 mg iron; 24.0 mcg selenium; 7.2 mg zinc; 93.4 mg choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, and zinc.