Grits Fiesta Pie

  • on January 18, 2008
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Ingrients & Directions

1 1/2 c Water
1/4 ts Garlic powder
1/2 c Quick-cooking grits
1/4 c All-purpose flour
1/2 c (2 ozs) cheddar cheese,
1 lg Egg, lightly beaten
3/4 lb Ground beef
1 pk (1.75 oz) taco
Seasoning mix
1 c (4 ozs) Monterey jack
Cheese, shredded and
1/3 c Fresh tomatoes, chopped
1/4 c Ripe black olive, sliced
3 tb Green bell pepper, cored,
Seeded, and finely chopped
2 lg Eggs, lightly beaten
2 tb Milk

In a large saucepan, bring the water and garlic to a boil; stir in the
grits. Return to a boil; reduce heat and cook 4 minutes, stirring
occasionally. Remove from the heat. In a bowl, combine the flour and
cheddar cheese; stir into the grits. Stir 1 egg into the mixture
until well blended. Into a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate, spoon
mixture; press with the back of a spoon to form a pie shell. In a
large skillet, cook the ground beef and taco seasoning until meat
browns; drain. Spread meat mixture into pie shell. Top with 3/4
Monterey jack cheese, tomato, ripe olives, and green bell pepper; set
aside. In a bowl, combine 2 eggs and milk; pour over pie. Bake in a
preheated, 375 degree F oven for 25 minutes. Remove from oven;
sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of Monterey jack cheese, and let
stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Makes 6 servings.

Recipe: Joy Gillespie of Neeses, South Carolina

6 Servings

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