Slow Cooking

How to Use a Crock Pot Like a Pro

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Other Brisket Cooking Ideas

by JerkPork 6 days ago

We have a 6lb piece of brisket from a cow share and short of cooking or smoking the entire piece we wanted to do something else with it. How does it do in a soup? We want to thaw it, cut it in h...

How to use liquid left from carnitas made in crock-pot?

by springleaf 8 years ago

This is the first time I've made slow-cooker carnitas, and there is a lot of great liquid at the bottom. How can I use it? I guess in soup, or would it be too fatty? Anything else?

More dumb overly-frozen BEEF questions

by CookingChemicalEngineer 9 days ago

Hi y'all. I have a deep freeze and 2 stand-up fridge side-by-sides, one of which keeps foods in the freezer almost as cold as the deep freeze. As a result, I tend to toss stuff in that super cold...

HELP! I'm Cooking Beef at 50°C/122°F

by kySafran 13 days ago

According to Heston Blumenthal, one of the UK's most successful chefs, rare beef should be cooked at 50°C/122°F. I need to cook this joint today. I've been in deserts in the mid 40°C's/113°F'...

Cooking From Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbooks, Part 4

by DuffyH 1 year ago

Please join us in cooking with your electric pressure cooker and posting about your experiences here. You can cook from any book or any recipe and any model or kind of pressure cooker, but please n...

Beans not softened in crock pot after 12 hours!

by BucksMama 16 days ago

After reading all the previous comments (from 2015), I have decided to take my hard beans and soup out of crock and put into pot on stove and boil then let cool; if that doesn't work, I'll try the...

beans not softening in my crock pot

by Aimee 14 years ago

I used my new crock pot for the first time today to make black bean soup. I soaked the beans overnight and then cooked them on high for an hour in the crock pot this morning. I then added sauteed...

All day simmering?

by thegforceny 22 days ago

So say you have some free time in the morning or mid day to make a dish that benefits from long simmering. It was massaman curry, but stews or a bolognese would work in this case as well. Do you l...

Peasant Food

by kySafran 2 months ago

During Maerina's discussion about Coq au Vin recently, hotoynoodle described the dish as Peasant Food. That comment caught my attention. It's a phrase I've used more and more over the years to desc...

If you had rendered salmon fat, what would you do with it?

by willy99 1 month ago

Hey everyone, I've been eating a lot of skin on salmon lately and I've been curing it, then cooking it and saving the fat that comes off in a jar in my fridge. Any ideas for how I should use it? I...

Favorite brand of canned tomatoes? Domestic or Imported?

by kelvin_of_ranard 2 months ago

A recent batch of pork ragu was ruined by a spoiled can of tomatoes! Hours of work wasted because I failed to taste test beforehand [it was a very popular US brand]! My grocer says this is increa...

Help with wedding catering

by raerae88 2 months ago

I know what crazy person would choose to cater their own wedding? Well me. So here is my challenge. I have 3 Boston butts averaging 15 lb. Each. I have to hand an oven, slow cookers and an electri...

Zatarain's rice mix in a Crock Pot

by mike.foodguy 7 years ago

I want a simple, throw-together-in-the-morning Jambalaya that will be ready at the end of the day. Any reason I can't dump a box of Zatarain's, water, butter/oil, and meat in the Crock Pot?

Why why why is my stew meat always dry & tough?

by denishaskin 9 months ago

Whenever I try to make a beef stew, the meat pretty much always comes out tough, and is not tender etc as the recipe always promises. What am I doing wrong? Today's stew was stew meat from New Le...

Help! Crockpot or Hotplate Meals

by maeday007 3 months ago

Hey y'all, first time posting and was wondering what simple, healthy meals you know of that can be cooked solely in a crockpot or take less than 30 minutes to cook on a small hotplate? I'm a trucke...

Did I over cook my roast?

by jaele410 4 months ago

I used shoulder chuck roast. My roast has been on high in the crock pot for 3.5 hours. The vegetables are soft and tenders but the meat feels very tough. Did i over cook it or is not cooked enough?

How Does One Use Salted Anchovies?

by BeeRich 7 months ago

I am a huge fan of Spanish salted anchovies in olive oil. So I ran across some jarred anchovies and some salted ones. More exotic than the snacking type I love. But I don't know how to use the...

Got a 3- crock slow cooker for Christmas, I love it- but I need some ideas!!!

by athina 8 years ago

Hey guys! I would like some ideas, 3 items, that I would make simultaneously, that would cook well in a slow cooker/ crock pot. Each crock has its own separate thermostat, so you can cook things ...

Pork Chops... Frozen solid to rubber?

by tcmullinax 5 months ago

Hi everyone, I am brand new. Two hours ago, I put two frozen thick cut bone-in pork chops in my new slow cooker on medium. Just now, I inserted the attached temperature probe into the center...

Reproducing "Epic Beef Jalapeno Sea Salt Bone Broth"

by Mastove 6 months ago

Anyone know how to reproduce this? First time making bone broth and I live on this stuff. I want to home cook it myself for cheaper. I'm a terrible cook but if there's one thing I will try masterin...