“This recipe would be great for any time of the day. It is from Southern Living magazine.”
1hr 35mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a medium sauce pan; gradually stir in grits.
  2. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of the cheese, the garlic, and oregano, stirring until the cheese melts.
  4. Then let cool for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Stir in 2 eggs, and pour into a lightly greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  6. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes; remove baking dish from oven.
  7. Increase oven temperature to 400.
  8. Sprinkle remaining 1 1/2 cups cheese, ham,and chilies evenly over grit crust.
  9. Whisk together remaining 6 eggs and 1/2 cup of the milk; pour into baking dish.
  10. Stir together remaining 1 cup milk and next three ingredients; spoon evenly over egg mixture, slightly spreading with back of a spoon (baking mixture will be very thick).
  11. Bake at 400°F for 35 minutes.
  12. Cool 10 minutes; cut into squares.
  13. Serve with salsa if desired.

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