• Total Recipe Time: 25 to 30 minutes
  • 4 servings


  1. Cajun-Style Beef Sausage (recipe follows)
  2. 1 cup grits
  3. 3/4 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese
Toppings (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 beef 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% lean 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.  To prepare crumbles, heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add beef mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles, stirring occasionally.

  4. Test Kitchen Tips
  5. 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.