Chipotle Jack Grilled Grits Cakes



Serving size

2 grit cakes
30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied and cooked grit cakes keep well for about 48 hours in the refrigerator.

Chipotle Jack Grilled Grits Cakes


2 cup Water
1 medium Chipotle peppers In adobo sauce
1 cup Yellow cornmeal
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp., ground Black pepper
4 ounce Monterey jack cheese (shredded)
1 spray Spray olive oil


Preheat the oven to 300°F.

Heat the water in a large sauce pan over high heat. While it is heating mince the chipotle pepper and add it to the water.

When the water boils slowly add the grits stirring continuously so they won't clump. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the salt and pepper.

Cook the grits for about 20 minutes until most of the water is cooked away and they are very thick. Add the Monterey jack cheese and stir until melted.

When the cheese is melted place the grits in 9 x 9 non-stick baking pan. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove and cool for about 20 minutes. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

When ready to serve preheat the oven to 400°F and place a grill pan inside. Cut the cake into four squares and then each square into triangles.

When the grill pan is hot spray lightly with oil and place the grit cakes inside. Place the pan in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes and turn the cakes over. Bake for another 5 - 10 minutes until lightly browned with grill marks on both sides.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Make sure the grits and chipotle peppers in adobo are gluten-free.


This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

This healthy grit cakes recipe could just as easily be called grilled polenta cakes. Using a little romano or fontina cheese with fresh basil instead of the chipotle makes it Italian.

Add a bit of cilantro to this recipe or jazz it up with some ground cumin. Make them southern by using three ounces of low-fat cheddar cheese and an ounce of minced low-fat ham — The variations are endless and make perfect accompaniment to almost any dish.

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