1/4 Cup Butter
3/4 Cup Milk
1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
3 1/2 Cups Water
1 Cup Uncooked Quick Cooking Grits
6 oz. Cheddar Cheese
4 Large Eggs, Lightly Beaten
1 Tsp Salt
1 Lb. of Dean’s Country Sausage (MILD or HOT)
Brown sausage in a large skillet, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Bring water to boil in a medium saucepan; stir in grits. Return to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; add 1 Cup cheese, leaving some to top the finished casserole. Stir until cheese melts. Stir in sausage, eggs, and remaining three ingredients.
Pour mixture into a greased 11×7 inch baking dish; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yields 8 servings.