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Southwestern Sauté with Salsa Grits

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From EatingWell:  September/October 2011

Cheesy, salsa-flavored grits are the base for this easy bean and vegetable sauté. Use fresh salsa (found in the market near other dips) to keep sodium in check. Look for quick grits near oatmeal and other hot cereals or near cornmeal in the baking aisle. Serve with a romaine and red cabbage salad with avocado and pepitas.

4 servings, 1 3/4 cups each | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Combine water, salsa (or tomatoes) and grits in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring once or twice, until thickened, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup cheese. Keep covered. (The grits will thicken slightly as they stand.)
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, add corn, pepper-onion mix, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and salt. Cook, stirring, until the vegetables are warm, about 5 minutes. Stir in beans and cook, stirring, until heated through, 3 to 4 minutes more. Serve the bean and vegetable mixture over the grits, sprinkled with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese and cilantro.

Nutrition

Per serving : 373 Calories; 9 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 4 g Mono; 13 mg Cholesterol; 64 g Carbohydrates; 12 g Protein; 8 g Fiber; 679 mg Sodium; 472 mg Potassium

4 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean-meat, 1 fat