BBQ Pork with Cheesy Grits.
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BBQ Pork with Cheesy Grits

Leftover pork ribs get shredded and simmered in your favorite BBQ sauce and top creamy, cheesy grits for a Southern inspired dinner that's sure to satisfy.
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq pork recipe, cheesy grits, homemade grits
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 850kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking


  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup stone ground yellow grits
  • 1 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups rib meat from leftover pork ribs
  • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce


  • In a large pot bring the water to a boil. Next add the salt, cayenne pepper and butter.
  • Gradually add the grits to the boiling water using a whisk to prevent any lumps.
  • Lower the heat to simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
  • While grits are simmering, pick meat from pork ribs and chop. Place in a small saucepan with BBQ sauce and cook on low for 10 minutes.
  • Gradually whisk the cheese a little at a time into the grits until completely incorporated. Cook another 5 minutes.
  • Plate with divided grits, topped with BBQ pork rib meat. Garnish with fresh cracked black pepper and chopped parsley (optional).


Calories: 850kcal | Carbohydrates: 53.2g | Protein: 35.4g | Fat: 54.3g | Saturated Fat: 21.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17.9g | Trans Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 173.7mg | Sodium: 1349.3mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 18.1g