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Old 06-04-2007, 08:34 AM   #1
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ISO Estimated time for beef in crock pot

I have a beef roast and it's not even 2 lbs. Any suggestions on estimated time in an old crock pot? I have noticed in the past if I cook on LOW all day long - it's too long. I also have potatoes and carrots that I will be putting in as well.



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Old 06-04-2007, 09:08 AM   #2
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I'm not a slow cooker user so I can't help you but we have a lot of experts here who will know. Hang on for a little longer.

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Old 06-04-2007, 09:55 AM   #3
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How about cutting it into stew meat and adding it to the pot with some broth, canned tomatoes, ine or whatever liquid you like amd adding your vegetables, also cut up. Cook on low for about 5-6 hours.
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:25 AM   #4
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I think six hours should do it, I usually do a 3-4 lb. one all day. I do though like my roast really done, almost falling apart. I do put a piece of foil on top my roast - so it doesnt't dry out, under the cover.
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I cooked beef stroganoff in the crock-pot yesterday. I had a little over 1 1/2 pounds of beef, along with some beef broth and onions. My beef was perfectly done after 6 hours.
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:19 PM   #6
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I often cook a 2-3 pound chuck roast in the crock pot with potatoes and carrots. I add 1 or 2 cans of french onion soup and then add water to cover everything. I cook it all day, sometimes as long as 8 hours and it comes out great. You need to be sure you have the liquid in the pot.
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Are you always suppose to cover everything with liquid in a crock pot?
my crock pot recipe says just throw the roast, potatoes, carrots and an mushroom/onion lipton soup packet inside - than cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Yesterday, I put everything in there at around noon time and took it out at around 6pm. The carrots and potatoes were not done and I had to nuke them. The roast was. I did half the potatoes, carrots and half the roast in liquid. The roast was good. Cooked any longer and it would of been dry.
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I usually put the potatoes and carrots under and around the roast to balance the cooking times.
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I do Brisket in the oven (have done it stovetop too) 4-6 hours is about good for our liking, I then take it out, let it cool put it in a bag and then in the fridge overnight, slice it up next day on bread with english mustard, and serve these with a bowl of the stewed veg and broth.
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Old 06-05-2007, 12:15 PM   #10
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8 hours on low. Everything takes 8 hours on low. That is what crock pots were originally designed to do; Cook food in 8 hours on low, while you are at work.

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