The Deen Bros. Lighter Country Ham and Red-Eyed Gravy

The Deen Bros. Lighter Country Ham and Red-Eyed Gravy

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566 Fewer Calories
34 g Less Fat


1 bone-in low-sodium fully-cooked ham steak (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
1/4 cup beef broth
1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
4 cups water
1 cup quick-cooking grits
1/4 teaspoon salt


Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the ham and cook 4 minutes. Turn and cook until the ham is browned and heated through, about 4 minutes longer. Transfer to a plate.

Add the butter to the skillet and heat over medium heat. Stir in the flour; cook 1 minute. Whisk in the coffee, broth, and sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring, until the sauce begins to thicken slightly, about 1 minute. Return the ham to the skillet; heat through.

Meanwhile, to make the grits, bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Slowly whisk in the grits and salt. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Serve with the ham.

Nutritional Information:

Per Serving: 183 Cal; 24 g Protein; 6 g Tot Fat; 2 g Sat Fat; 2 g Mono Fat; 8 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 1 g Sugar; 13 mg Calcium; 2 mg Iron; 1598 mg Sodium; 53 mg Cholesterol

Original Recipe by Paula Deen: Country Ham and Red-Eyed Gravy
Take It Lighter recipe courtesy of Bobby and Jamie Deen, and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Servings: 1/6th of ham with about 2 tablespoons sauce and 1/4 cup grits
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

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