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Is there a way to convert "regular" recipes into slow cooker recipes?

What I mean is, is there a way that you can take a recipe that is in a regular cookbook and change it so that you can cook the same recipe in a slow cooker?

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tinamatt

Asked by tinamatt at 12:12 PM on Nov. 10, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Yes! Absolutely. What are you making?
    Andriya

    Answer by Andriya at 12:16 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Since it's fall going on winter, mostly stews. Can you also convert recipes such as meat loaf or cooked chicken?
    tinamatt

    Comment by tinamatt (original poster) at 12:21 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Yes, you can it will just be slow cooking all day. Check your grocery store for cookbooks, or even Google recipes!!
    Andriya

    Answer by Andriya at 12:27 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • http://allrecipes.com//Recipes/everyday-cooking/sensational-slow-cooking/Main.aspx
    Andriya

    Answer by Andriya at 12:27 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Thanks!!
    tinamatt

    Comment by tinamatt (original poster) at 12:46 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Reduce the amount of liquid a recipe calls for, since liquids do not evaporate during crockpot cooking. However, if you are cooking rice, beans, or pasta, don't reduce the liquid called for. You generally need twice as much liquid as product to cook these ingredients.So vegetables should be cut or chopped roughly the same size and placed in the bottom of the crockpot. Meat can be browned before being cooked, but that step isn't necessary. Browning helps reduce the fat content in large cuts of meat like roasts and also caramelizes the sugars in the meat, adding to appearance and flavor. Ground meats are usually browned before cooking in the crockpot, to reduce fat and keep the integrity of the product intact. You don't have to brown ground meats if they are very lean.Use whole leaf herbs and spices instead of ground for better flavor. Some spices, especially pepper, can become bitter over a long cooking time. Add those in the l
    SweetLuci

    Answer by SweetLuci at 1:19 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • continued:
    . Add those in the last hour of cooking for best flavor.
    OVEN OR STOVETOP COOKING TIME LOW COOKING TIME HIGH COOKING TIME
    15 TO 30 MINUTES 4 TO 6 HOURS 1-1/2 TO 2-1/2 HOURS
    35 TO 45 MINUTES 6 TO 8 HOURS 3 TO 4 HOURS
    50 MINUTES TO 3 HOURS 8 TO 16 HOURS 4 TO 6 HOURS
    SweetLuci

    Answer by SweetLuci at 1:20 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

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