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crankin 06-06-2014 09:44 AM

How to convert stove-top braise to slow cooker?
I have some recipes for braising in a dutch oven on the stove top and I'd like to try it in my slow cooker. Is there a good rule of thumb for converting? Would a 2 hour low simmer on the stove equal 2 hours on low heat in the slow cooker?

Oldvine 06-06-2014 10:09 AM

I have more than one slow cooker and they all work differently. The "low" on one is almost a slow simmer and on the other it's no where near a simmer. So I think I would have to say it depends on your slow cooker. If it's something you usually brown first before you start the braise, I would do that and then let the slow cooker do it's work checking periodically until you know the workings of your particular slow cooker.

GotGarlic 06-06-2014 10:13 AM

If you have the recipe booklet for your slow cooker, see if you can find a recipe similar to the stove top one you want to adapt and use the directions for that.

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