Are you using a slow cooker more than any other kitchen appliance? I know I do!.
And, in my many years of using a slow cooker, I’m finally discovering what a tremendous asset it is for quick & easy cooking.
Exciting News for Those of You Looking for Quick & Easy Cooking
By the way, using a slow cooker may be easier than you think with these quick & easy cooking tips.
I’m confident that…
If you are a first time use, these cooking tips will help you maximize flavor and ensure a mouth-watering meal for you and your family every time.
Tip #1 STOP! No Peeking Allowed When Using a Crock Pot
Yes, it’s so tempting to lift up that lid, isn’t it?
But, do you realize by lifting the lid up on your slow cooker you’re taking away 20 to 30 minutes of cooking by letting out steam?
And, no stirring unless clearly stated in recipe!
Tip #2 Fill Your Slow Cooker Properly
When you put too little or too much food in your slow cooker it will not cook properly.
Filling the slow cooker directly to the top causes the food to steam instead of simmer.
This results in a much longer cooking time and not as tasty results.
So, always make sure your slow-cooker is 1/2 to 2/3 full.
Tip #3 Cooking Vegetables in Crock Pot is a Sure Thing
When cutting up carrots and potatoes to put in your crock pot, keep the pieces about the same size.
By having the vegetables the same size, the pieces will cook uniformly and be finished at the same time
And, the vegetables are soft enough for eating without seeming overcooked.
Tip # 4 There’s a Simple Approach to Cooking Meat – Now You Know…
By cooking meat in my crock pot, I know the meat will be tender enough to cut with a fork.
if you’re going to be slow cooking with meat, always layer the vegetables in first.
Then, add your meat on top because, believe it or not, the meat and vegetables are going to finish cooking at the same time
if you’re using ground beef or ground turkey for soup or chili, brown it, then drain it.
By taking this step, your dish will be more flavorful.
Don’t Know What to Cook In Your Slow Cooker? Using a Slow Cooker is Simple – Really!
My favorite thing to cook in my slow cooker is chicken, And,by the way I’ve written several I believe you’ll enjoy.
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Above all, it’s no secret that chicken can be cooked many different ways, but I’ve found that cooking it in a slow cooker is a perfect way to make the chicken even more tender and flavorful.
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Thanks – Jean