This crockpot grillades and grits are so delicious. You use a slow cooker to cook down some steak in a thick tomato sauce. Seasoned perfectly with southern flavors and vegetables. Once it’s done, you’ll add a big heap on top of some creamy, cheesy homestyle grits. Top it off with more green onions, fresh tomatoes and Cajun seasonings or hot sauce. So yum. I love a good comfort dish that comes out of the crockpot. Keep reading to see how I made this super good crockpot dish.
Y’all know I’m from Louisiana, so when the weather gets colder, I’m trying to find shortcuts to make some southern classics in slow cooker or crockpot ways. I love anything with cheese grits. This grillades and grits is a Louisiana favorite, and it is so easy and delicious. You’ll cook down the steak all day with onions, bell pepper, celery, tomatoes in a thick sauce made from butter, flour, tomato paste and beef broth.
Then, you’ll make some homestyle grits. Just prepare according to the package with the grits and water, and right before they are finished, add in some butter, heavy creamy and cheese. So creamy and delicious. This pair is unbelievable together and so simple to make.
Equipment You’ll Need
You need to have a pretty big crockpot for your grillades. Probably around a 6 or 7 quart. Then, you’ll need a pot for your grits and a knife to chop your veggies. That’s really about it. These grits and gravy won’t mess up the kitchen too bad.
Ingredients You’ll Need
As for your steak, I used sirloin. I just couldn’t bring myself to putting a higher quality meat in the crockpot. Haha. Plus, I wanted to use something different than a roast. These were a great option. You’ll need about 3-4 pounds worth.
You’ll need celery, yellow onion, a green bell pepper and tomatoes. These all go in the pot. Then you can top it off with some fresh tomatoes and green onions.
Sauce and Broths:
You’ll need 2 cans of Rotel tomatoes, 2 cans of tomato paste, and about 3 cups of beef broth. You can use the less sodium options. For the Rotel, I just used the mild original. This will help cook the steak down and make the best gravy.
You need grits and water and follow what the grits package says according to serving size. Then, you’ll need some shredded cheddar cheese, heavy cream, butter and salt and pepper to taste. NOTHING could be wrong with something as long as it has plenty of heavy cream and butter…and cheese!
How to Make Grillades and Grits
Melt butter and mix into flour. Add to crockpot. Then, add in your steak, chopped vegetables, cans of Rotel, cans of tomato paste and seasonings.
Fill pot with beef broth until all contents are covered. Cook on low for at least 6 hours.
Once steak is finished slow cooking, add your grits and water to a small pot. Bring to a boil then reduce heat. Right before grits are done, add in your butter, cream and cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve grillades over cheese grits. Enjoy!
Crockpot Grillades and Grits
- Large Crockpot
- 3-4 lbs Sirloin Steak
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 1 tbsp Flour
- 1 Yellow Onion
- 3 Celery Sticks
- 1 Green Bell Pepper
- 2 cans Rotel Tomatoes
- 2 cans Tomato Paste
- 2-3 cups Beef Broth
- 1 1/2 tbsp Cajun Seasoning
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup Grits
- 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Melt butter and mix into flour. Add to crockpot. Then, add in your steak, chopped vegetables, cans of Rotel, cans of tomato paste and seasonings.
- Fill pot with beef broth until all contents are covered. Cook on low for at least 6 hours.
- Once steak is finished slow cooking, add your grits and water to a small pot. Bring to a boil then reduce heat. Right before grits are done, add in your butter, cream and cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve grillades over cheese grits. Enjoy!
Before you go…
Please let me know what you thought about this grits and grillades recipe! It’s the perfect southern-inspired dish for a weeknight! You all know how much I love a good crockpot recipe. Let me know your thoughts here or in the comments below! Happy cooking!