I tried a Jerk Tempeh and Sweet Potatoes recipe from "Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker" cookbook. Jerk sauce smelled DELICIOUS! It included fresh sweet onions, jalepeno, 6 or more various spices (cinnamon, pepper, don't remember), marmalade, molasses, soy sauce...
I coated the tempeh and sweet potatoes, threw it in the crock pot...waited over four hours...tender to the fork...and... BLAND! SO BLAND! What the???!??
It has been years since I've used my crock pot because my food was bland when I tried it before. I have a very old crock pot, like original brown and gold pattern on the outside old. But it seems to function fine, the bottom layer of the tempeh and potatoes were crusty, the top layer just soft.
What could I be doing wrong?