No recipe? No problem! Transform your favorite recipes and meals into slow cooker or Crock Pot dishes with these handy tips. Follow these steps and you'll get a perfect result every time.
Create a flavorful base by mi together liquids, dry herbs and spices, and aromatics such as onions, garlic, fresh ginger, or chiles.
Nestle tough meats and root vegetables that take a long time to cook on the bottom, where temps are highest. Set your timer and walk away!
Mix in any quick-cooking ingredients (like canned beans or thawed frozen corn) toward the end so they don't get mushy. Set your cooker to high and cook just until heated through, then stir in delicate fresh herbs or leafy greens like spinach that wilt easily.
Add any dairy products after the cooker is off to keep milk, cheese, and yogurt from curdling.