Spicy Beef Sausage and Grits - Certified Hereford Beef

Spicy Beef Sausage and Grits

Nothing will take you back to the South quite like this dish of cajun style ground beef and grits. It will soon be a new breakfast favorite!

Cook Time 30M
Protein 32g
Servings 4
Spicy Beef Sausage and Grits

Helpful Hereford Tips

It’s important not to overcrowd the pan when sautéing beef. Cook the beef in two rounds to ensure correct doneness on all meat.

Nutritional Information




3% DV


23% DV


3% DV


38% DV


Beef Sausage:
1 pound Ground Beef (93% or leaner)
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 cup grits
3/4 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese
Toppings (optional):
Shredded Cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, chopped green bell pepper


  • Combine all beef ingredients and spices in a large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
  • To make crumbles, heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add sausage mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.
  • Prepare grits according to package instructions.
  • Stir cheese and sausage crumbles into grits. Heat mixture 6 to 8 minutes. Serve in bowl and garnish with additional cheese, green onions or pepper, if desired.

About Ground Sirloin

Versatile, flavorful and economical. Ideal for recipes calling for browned, crumbled ground beef, such as chili, tacos and spaghetti sauce.

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