When converting a recipe that is usually made in the oven or on the stovetop to a crockpot, do you need to alter the recipe at all (aside from cooking time)? For instance, if I had a chili recipe that I have made on the stovetop, would I need to use less liquid if I decided to cook it in the crockpot instead?
I don't really have a real example as this was just something I was thinking about on the ride into work today.
I'd try making the chili with the same proportions you'd use as the stovetop. While most crockpot recipes do call for more liquid, keep in mind that they have their lids on, keeping all moisture locked in. When you're cooking chili on the stovetop, especially that which takes hours to simmer, you're loosing moisture through the steam. Of course I could be absolutely wrong, but, somehow it makes sense to me. Tell ya what - try it and give us your update. (and send some chili while you're at it)