Southern cooking with a foodie flare!
I grew up on cream of wheat and it was probably one of my favorite warm breakfasts. It took me a while to get into grits but now I really love this healthier option! Of course I love cheesy shrimp and grits with bacon crumbles, but I wanted to try a different way of cooking with grits for breakfast.
Grits are an easy filler to dress up. These eggs and grits are topped with beet and bacon bits for a truly delicious and savory breakfast! If you like the idea of pairing eggs and beets I suggest checking out this recipe too!
I started off by peeling and dicing a red beet. Next, chop some bacon to the same size pieces. Drizzle a little oil in to a pan and sauté the beet and bacon bits on medium-high heat. When they are almost done crack the eggs in.
I warmed up the grits in a separate pot while the beets and bacon were cooking. I suggest making your grits with a little milk rather than just water. This makes it creamier! Once everything was ready I placed the grits in a bowl and covered them with the egg. Top it off with the beets and bacon and then dig in! I suggest an over easy egg so the runny yolk will soak in to the grits.
Savory Grits with Beets and Bacon
- 2 strips bacon
- 1 red beet small
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup grits
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup water
- Peel and dice the red beet. Next, chop some bacon to the same size pieces.
- Drizzle a little oil in to a pan and sauté the beet and bacon bits on medium-high heat. When they are almost done crack the eggs in and cook to just over easy. The grits can be cooking separately during this time.
- Place the grits in a bowl and cover them with the eggs. Top it off with the beets and bacon and then dig in!
I am really loving the combination of bacon and beets! Another recipe I tried with these two are my creamy baked egg cups. This one also involves grits and eggs but it makes for a really easy meal prep! You can check that recipe out here.