Slow cooker grits are a Christmas tradition for our family. We put them on Christmas Eve right before setting out cookies for Santa. When we wake up, the grits are perfectly done. I serve them with chopped bacon, chopped green onions, grated cheese, and, of course, butter. Since we have guests coming and going all day, this serves as a one-pot meal we can eat at our leisure from morning to lunch without requiring any to-do.
- Use 2 tablespoons of the butter to coat the inside of the slow cooker, coming halfway up the sides.
- Add the grits, the remaining butter, and the water or stock, and give it a good stir.
- Cover. Set on low for 8 to 10 hours.
- When the grits are cooked, stir in salt and pepper to taste. Loosen with the milk if too thick.
- Add your toppings and enjoy!
- 4 Tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
- 2 cups Callie's Carolina coarse-ground grits, grab a bag here
- 10 cups water or stock (I like to use stock for added flavor)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Optional cup of warm milk