Slow Cooker Grits

Posted by Callies Biscuits on

This is a Christmas tradition for our family, but it’s so delicious, you aren’t going to want to limit yourself to one night a year. We put grits in the slow cooker on Christmas Eve right before setting out cookies for Santa. When we wake up, the grits are done! I serve them with chopped bacon, chopped green onions, and grated cheese. Since we have guests coming and going all day, this serves as a one-pot meal we can eat at our leisure without requiring any to-do.

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Slow Cooker Grits

Ingredients

    - 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter - 2 cups coarse-grind grits (not instant or quick-cooking!) - 10 cups water or stock - Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper - Optional: 1 cup milk, warmed

Instructions

    1. Use 2 tablespoons of the butter to coat the inside of the slow cooker, coming halfway up the sides. 1. 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. 1. When the grits are cooked, stir in salt and pepper to taste. Loosen with the milk if too thick. 1. If you wish, serve with one or more of the toppings.

Toppings

    - Chopped cooked bacon - Chopped green onions - Shredded sharp cheddar cheese

    "This serves as a one-pot meal we can eat at our leisure without requiring any to-do."