Spicy Grits With Chorizo, Leeks, and Corn

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 321 calories
    • Calories 20 calories from fat
    • Fat 7 g
    • Sat Fat 2 g
    • Cholesterol 50 mg
    • Sodium 1,017 mg
    • Protein 22 g
    • Carbohydrate 44 g
    • Sugar 2 g
    • Fiber 8 g

Ingredients

  1. Check 2 Spanish chorizo (cured sausage), sliced 1/4 inch thick
  2. Check 3 leeks (white and light green parts), thinly sliced
  3. Check 1 clove garlic, chopped
  4. Check 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  5. Check kosher salt and pepper
  6. Check 1/2cup grits or polenta
  7. Check 2cups corn kernels, fresh (from 4 ears) or thawed frozen
  8. Check 1 large bunch spinach, tough stems removed

Directions

  1. Cook the chorizo over medium-high heat in a large saucepan until browned, about 3 minutes. Spoon off and discard any fat.
  2. Add the leeks and garlic and cook, stirring until slightly soft, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes and their liquid, 2 cups water, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and bring to a boil.
  4. Stir in the grits. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often, until the grits are tender and slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the corn and spinach and cook, stirring, just until the spinach wilts. Divide among individual bowls.