Bake-Off® Contest 39, 2000
Mars Hill, North Carolina

Carolina Brunch-Style Grits

Popeye had it right--there's nothing better than spinach! Bake it with corn grits, taco seasoning and lots of shredded Cheddar cheese, and it's a brunch with a punch.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
cup quick-cooking corn grits
4
cups water
1
can (11 oz) Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® Mexicorn® whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
2
tablespoons chopped onion
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cook grits in water as directed on package.
  • 2 In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, mix cooked grits and remaining ingredients except 1 cup of the cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • 3 Bake 22 to 27 minutes or until edges are bubbly and cheese is melted.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cook grits in water as directed on package.
  • 2 In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, mix cooked grits and remaining ingredients except 1 cup of the cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • 3 Bake 22 to 27 minutes or until edges are bubbly and cheese is melted.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To quickly thaw spinach, cut small slit in center of pouch; microwave on High 2 to 3 minutes or until thawed. Remove spinach from pouch; squeeze dry with paper towels.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
770mg
770%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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