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Savory Baked Grits
1 (16 ounce) package Jimmy Dean's pork sausage
7 eggs, beaten
3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons melted butter (or more if desired)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 cups Quaker Quick Grits, cooked
1 small garlic clove, minced
Remove the sausage from the casing and crumble. Cook in a skillet until all pink has disappeared.
Drain on paper towels and then spread the sausage on the bottom of a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
Combine the eggs, 2 cups of the cheese, the butter and cayenne pepper. Season with salt to taste.
Gradually add the egg mixture to the cooked grits and pour over the sausage.
Top with minced garlic and the remaining cup of cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees F until hot and bubbly, 20 to 30 minutes.
Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Yield: about 6 servings