Convert recipes for Crock Pot

To convert pretty much any recipe that you can make in the oven –

 

 Conventional

 Recipe Time

 Slow Cooker Time

         On Low

 Slow Cooker Time

          On High

     
 15 to 30 mins  4 to 6 hours  2 to 3 hours
 35 to 45 mins  6 to 8 hours  3 to 4 hours
 50 mins. to 3 hrs  8 to 10 hours

 4 to 6 hours

 

More Tips when going from stovetop to crockpot:

  • Reduce the amount of liquid the recipe calls for by about half. The slow cooking process will produce more liquid that won’t get boiled away.

 

  • If the recipe does not include liquid or sauce of any kind, you should add 1/2 cup of water because moisture is needed to produce steam for the slow cooker to reach the appropriate cooking temperatures.

 

  • Brown the meat before adding to the slow cooker.

 

  • If the recipe calls for vegetables, be sure to cut them into consistent size pieces and layer on the bottom of the slow cooker.

 

  • More delicate vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers, peas, and summer squash should be added towards the end of the cooking time.

 

  • Recipes for soup and stew containing milk, cheese, or other dairy products, should have these ingredients added in the last 30 to 60 minutes of cooking time.

 

  • To avoid rice and pasta from becoming sticky, cook them on the stovetop and add in at the end of the cooking time just long enough to be heated through.

 

  • At the end of cooking, if there seems to be too much liquid, remove the lid and turn the pot up to high, allowing some of the water to cook out.

 

  • If you’d like to thicken or enrich the sauce, stir in cream, sour cream, shredded cheese, or a mixture of cornstarch and cold water.

 

Almost any recipe that bakes in the oven or simmers on the stovetop can be converted for your crockpot. Give some of your favorites a try! Let me know how they turn out! 🙂

 

 

 

 

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