DAISY KING / MISS DAISY'S KITCHEN
6 slices bacon
1 clove garlic, minced
1 c chopped green bell pepper
1/2 c chopped onion
1/2 c chopped celery
16-oz can stewed tomatoes, undrained
2 dashes hot sauce
6 c water
1 t salt
1 1/2 c uncooked regular grits
Assemble ingredients and utensils. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings in skillet. Drain, crumble bacon and set aside.
Saute garlic, green pepper, onion, and celery in drippings over medium heat until tender; stir in tomatoes and hot sauce. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
Meanwhile, combine 6 cups water and salt in large saucepan, bring to a boil. Add grits. Cook over low heat. stirring occasionally, 10- 20 minutes or until grits become thickened.
Remove from heat; stir in tomato mixture and serve.