If you have an old family recipe that you would like to make in the slow cooker, just follow these easy steps.
Cut the liquid required by a third to a half.
Brown meat first for extra color and flavor.
Add vegetables like onions, carrots, and squash at the beginning. Quicker cooking vegetables should be added later.
For a recipe that usually takes around an hour, cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
No peeking! Because slow cookers can take awhile to reach optimum heat, it is important to keep them covered throughout the entire cooking period. Every time you lift the lid to check on progress, the cooker loses heat and it can take some time for it to get back up to the correct temperature.
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