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Old 11-22-2011, 01:58 PM   #1
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My First Ever Slow Cooker Adventure!

Hello everybody,

I have just recently signed up to the forum and am raring to go. I see there are some great suggestions for slow cooker recipes but I seeing as this will be my first ever attempt I thought I would go all out and ask for your suggestions. I also wanted to feel involved

I don't live in america, but recently have been watching a show called Man v Food and there are some tasty looking slow cooked meat concoctions on it.
Does any one have any guidance?

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Old 11-22-2011, 03:47 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC, Pichet. I don't know anything yet about slow cookers, having just got mine, so I'll be looking forward to the answers with you.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:05 PM   #3
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Where to begin? There's a lot of good stuff, here and online. Tougher cuts of meat are great cooked low and slow. You will need less liquid than you use for stovetop or oven. Don't peek, it lengthens the cooking time. Veggies on the bottom, meat on top. Best to fill it at least 2/3 to 3/4 full. Applesauce in the CP is great, no burning or stirring. Great for stews, casseroles, desserts, even bread. Pick up a slow cooker cook book, almost anything you cook in the oven can be done in the CP.

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check out the thread titled "what is your favorite slow cooker recipe". at the moment, it is on this computer page. lots of great ideas, tips and recipes....:)
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check out the thread titled "what is your favorite slow cooker recipe". at the moment, it is on this computer page. lots of great ideas, tips and recipes....:)
He already found it, Vit!
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:56 AM   #6
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Welcome to DC, Pichet. I don't know anything yet about slow cookers, having just got mine, so I'll be looking forward to the answers with you.
Great Zhizara, We are in this together!
I have my first slab of meat on right now. I chose a leg of lamb, mainly because they had one on sale in Aldi!
I have it rubbed down with Rosemary, Thyme, pepper and salt and I have it with a little bit of stock. Im going to add in veg with about 2 hours going.

So we will see how we go!
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Where to begin? There's a lot of good stuff, here and online. Tougher cuts of meat are great cooked low and slow. You will need less liquid than you use for stovetop or oven. Don't peek, it lengthens the cooking time. Veggies on the bottom, meat on top. Best to fill it at least 2/3 to 3/4 full. Applesauce in the CP is great, no burning or stirring. Great for stews, casseroles, desserts, even bread. Pick up a slow cooker cook book, almost anything you cook in the oven can be done in the CP.

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What does "CP" stand for? I couldn't find it in the list of http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...tml#post788494.
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What does "CP" stand for? I couldn't find it in the list of http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...tml#post788494.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:51 AM   #9
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and you just got yours as well Zhizara!!! #intheknow
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:27 PM   #10
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Welcome to DC, Pichet. I don't use my CP often because of our time-of-use electricity rates, but one of my favorite things to make is stew or soup. I also like to do buttermilk chicken in the CP. Let us know how this turns out!
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