1 T. olive oil (I used bacon grease cause I keep it real)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 onion, diced
1 3/4 cups vegetable broth (you can use chicken broth too)
1 cup quick-cooking grits
1 can hot Ro-tel tomatoes, not drained (if you can't handle heat, use mild)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (monterey jack would be fantastic too)
salt & pepper to taste
Heat olive oil over medium-high heat and saute garlic and oniion for about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium. Add grits, broth and rotel, stirring frequently. As the mixture thickens, slowly add the cheese and cook for 10 minutes. If mixture gets too thick, add water or mlk.
Now here comes the fun: Top with whatever you like! Some ideas: corn, jalapeno pepper slices, bacon crumbles, or sour cream!