Loved This!!! Was hubby's intro to grits, he loved them. One major substitution, I used a can of black beans, drained and rinsed instead of tomatoes (I hate tomatoes). Minor substitution, my evaporated milk had turned in the can, so I used a mix of 2/3 skim milk, 1/3 fat free half & half. Will be making this again.
I made it as listed, except that I used chili powder and cumin for the spices, and queso fresco instead of gouda. If I make it again, instead of grits, it'll have to be cornmeal; instead of the tomatos, use salsa. We like our food on the spicy side, and I think that would help with the spice factor.