Is there anything better! This makes a lot, but freezes beautifully. You can also simply cut the recipe in half.
This recipes was given to me by a sweet lady, I forgot her name, but she owns a place called The Diner. You can get two eggs, sausage and grits, real home fries, sliced tomatoes, a biscuit, and coffee for $4.00.
Sausage and Grits
1 cup uncooked grits (not instant)
1 pound good breakfast sausage (I use Jimmy Dean)
1 onion, chopped
One or Two (4 1/2-ounce) cans green chilies, chopped
6-8 tablespoons butter,
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups grated Cheddar cheese (grate your own)
5-10 dashes Tabasco ( more or less)
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cook grits in 4 cups salted water until thick. Saute' sausage, breaking it into small pieces. A potato masher works well. Saute' onion in sausage fat; drain. Add onion and chilies to sausage. Add butter, eggs, cheese, and Tabasco to grits. Combine grits-mixture with sausage mixture. Pour into a 13 x 9-inch casserole dish and garnished with additional small amounts of cheese, chilies, paprika, and parsley. Bake for 1 hour. Can be refrigerated up to 2 days before baking. Freezes well.