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CREAMY GRITS WITH BLACK BEANS

From: Cuisine At Home Magazine
Serves: 2

For The Grits
1½ C   Milk
½ C    Southern Plantation Grits
⅓ C    Diced green chiles
½ C    Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Salt to taste

For The Beans
2 tsp    Vegetable oil
1 lb       Cooked Black Beans
½ tsp    ea: Cumin, oregano & garlic powder
¼ tsp    ea: Coriander, cayenne pepper
¼ C       Water
½ C       Fresh or frozen corn kernels
1            Avocado, diced
Lime Wedges, optional garnish

Heat milk in a saucepan until boiling. Reduce heat to med-low and gradually whisk in grits and chiles, stirring to prevent lumps; cook 5 minutes. Stir in cheese; season grits with salt.
Saute garlic in oil in a saute pan over medium heat, about 1 minute. Add beans, cumin, oregano, coriander and cayenne, and cook to heat through, about 2 minutes. Stir in water and reduce until nearly evaporated. Add corn and cook to heat through, 2-3 minutes. Serve grits topped with beans, avocado and a squeeze of lime.