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Vegetarian Cheddar Cheese Grits with Black Beans and Avocado

This dish of Vegetarian Cheddar Cheese Grits with Black Beans and Avocado is kind of like a Mexican take on grits but without any spicy seasoning. If you’re a fan of hot sauce go ahead and throw some in! This dish is easy to make and doesn’t take much time.

vegetarian cheedar cheese grits with black bean and avocado

How to make Cheddar Cheese Grits with Black Beans

For this dish, you will prepare the grits and beans separately then put them in a bowl together and top with some fresh sliced avocado! First, combine your partially drained cans of black bean and chopped roasted red peppers together in small pan. Add in the garlic salt and pepper and heat on medium heat until hot. Stir frequently while cooking.

Black Beans cooking on the stove with red peppers

Then, in another pan bring your water to a boil. Slowly stir in grits and cook about 5 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat and slowly stir in cheese. Continue stirring until the cheese is completely melted.

I like to serve mine about half grits and half beans but make it any combination you like and top with some fresh sliced avocado. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use regular grits instead of quick cooking grits?

Yes, just be sure to follow the cooking directions for accurate cooking times.

Can this dish be made vegan?

Absolutely! Use your favorite vegan cheese in the grits instead of the cheddar cheese.

Are grits gluten-free?

They should be, however make sure to buy grits that are labeled gluten-free just to be sure.

How should I store leftovers?

Store the girts and beans in separate containers in the refrigerator. Also, cut the avocado when you are ready to eat it. I don’t recommend cutting it ahead of time

Vegetarian Cheddar Cheese Grits with Black Beans and Avocado

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vegetarian cheedar cheese grits with black bean and avocado

Vegetarian Cheddar Cheese Grits with Black Beans and Avocado

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Cheesy, creamy grits topped with black beans, roasted red peppers and avocado.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans black beans, partially drained
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup quick cooking grits
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 avocados

Instructions

  1. Combine black beans, roasted red peppers, garlic salt and pepper in small pan. Heat over medium heat until hot.
  2. In second pan, bring water to a boil. Once boiling, slowly stir in grits. Cook about 5 minutes or until thick.
  3. Remove grits from heat and slowly stir in cheese. Stir until thoroughly melted.
  4. Chop avocados.
  5. Serve grits and beans topped with avocado. Enjoy!

Notes

Store any leftovers separately and only cut avocado when ready to eat so it stays fresh.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 562Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 786mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 15gSugar: 3gProtein: 24g

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This recipe was originally published on January 7, 2019 and updated on August 25, 2021.

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