Bonnell's Roasted Green Chili Cheese Grits

Total Time
10 mins
10 mins

Bonnell's is a fantastic restaurant in Fort Worth, TX. They generously share their recipes, and here is one of their signature Tex-Mex dishes. Recipe provided courtesy of Chef Jon Bonnell. At the restaurant, this very popular side dish is served in a fried tortilla 'bowl'. Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine 4259 Bryant Irvin Blvd. Fort Worth, Texas 76109 5-8-09 edited to add: If you have a stove-top smoker, be sure and smoke your poblano pepper, it will give another smoky layer to this already delicious dish.

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  1. Sauté the chilies, onions, and garlic in butter until soft.
  2. Add cream and chicken stock and bring to simmer (the stage just before a rolling boil). Be careful not to let the liquids boil over.
  3. Quickly whisk in seasonings and grits. Stir constantly until grits begin to thicken.
  4. Gently fold in cheeses and let sit for at least 5 minutes.