Sausage Pineapple and Grits Bowl

(2017 Pairings) A hearty and savory breakfast bowl.

Sausage Pineapple and Grits Bowl

Total TimeTotal Time: 30 minutes

ServingsServings: 2


3 cups water

2-½ teaspoons salt divided

1 cup hominy grits

1 tablespoon butter

½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 pound ground pork

1-½ teaspoons ground sage

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

½ cup DOLE Pineapple Chunks in Heavy Syrup drained

2 eggs

Nutrition Facts


  1. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan and add 1/2 teaspoon salt, whisk in the grits for 1 minute. Once the mixture returns to the boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Remove the pan from heat and add butter and cheese. Stir to combine. Season to taste with pepper.
  3. Combine pork, sage, remaining 2 teaspoons salt, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, and pepper in a bowl. Mix well with hands. Form patties and cook in a skillet for 5 mins per side or saute pork to spoon over grits.
  4. Add pineapple to a small saute pan and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until golden brown.
  5. Fry eggs to desired doneness (over-easy recommended).
  6. Scoop grits into serving bowl, top with 6 oz of sausage, 1/4 cup pineapple, and a fried egg.

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