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Canned Beans

Using Canned Beans in a Crockpot?This is a page about using canned beans in a Crockpot. Some cooks are concerned about using canned beans in slow cooker recipes.


Roast and vegetables in crockpot.

Using A Slow Cooker (Crockpot)This page is about using a slow cooker or crockpot. These useful appliances allow you to cook a meal all day long so your family can come home to a hot dinner, even if everyone is at work.


Turkey in Crockpot

Cooking Frozen Turkey in a Crockpot?This is not a safe practice as the meat comes up to temperature too slowly to avoid bacterial growth. The turkey will be fully cooked but may make your family ill.


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Using Cooking Bags In Your CrockpotCan I use "oven cooking bags" in my crockpot?


A loaded baked potato with asparagus

Crockpot Baked PotatoesIn the past, I seldom baked potatoes because it takes so long to bake them in the oven, however, I do love them. Today, I tried baking some in the crockpot and they were scrumptious.


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Cooking Liver in a Crockpot?Can I cook more than one piece of liver in my crockpot at a time? What tastes better milk or cream? and how much?


Crockpot Pot Roast

Does Meat Need to Be Cooked Before Putting in a Crockpot?Your crockpot is the prefect appliance for cooking tender tasty meat of all types. While some meats are browned first, meat doesn't not need to be cooked before putting it in a crockpot.


Crockpot plugged in and cooking meal on a wooden counter.

Leaving a Crockpot on When You Aren't at...Knowing your home is safe when you are gone means making sure that your slow cooker is set correctly and working properly. This is a page about leaving crockpots on when you aren't at home.


Roasting a Chicken in a Slow Cooker

Roasting a Chicken in a Slow Cooker?Although it will not brown as it does in the oven, you can roast a chicken in your slow cooker. This is a page about roasting a chicken in a slow cooker.



Cooking Ground Beef in a Crockpot

Cooking Ground Beef in a CrockpotThis is a page about cooking ground beef in a crockpot. Your crockpot can be used to conveniently cook ground beef without the hassle of frying, before adding to a recipe.



Saving Time With Your CrockpotThis is a page about saving time with your crockpot. A slow cooker on the counter can let you start meals way in advance of serving time.


Slow Cooker

Converting Recipes for a Slow CookerThis is a page about converting recipes for a slow cooker. Traditional recipes can be easily converted to preparation in your slow cooker. This is a page about converting recipes for a slow cooker.


Dried pinto beans.

Cooking Dried Beans in a Slow CookerThis page is about cooking dried beans in a slow cooker. Crockpot cooking will help create a tender pot of beans.


Curried Chicken

Slow Cooker Curried ChickenThis page is about slow cooker curried chicken. Use your crockpot to make your favorite curry dish.


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Slow Cooker Energy Usage?I was reading Deeli's tips for using a slow cooker. I have received one recently that someone didn't use and I just wondered if they use a lot of electric? Many thanks Deeli for sharing another great tip.


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Making Dulce de Leche in a Crockpot?I have read one can make "dulce de leche" (condensed milk cooked for 8 hours) in a crockpot. (dulce de leche: a spread made in Argentina under that name, in Mexico it's known as "cajeta". The consistency and color varies I guess, as it cooks longer the color darkens.


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Cutting a Crock Pot Recipe in Half?When you "half" a crock pot recipe (1 1/2 qt pot) do you "half" the cooking time?


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Converting a Crockpot Recipe to a Dutch Oven Recipe ?The recipe for smothered steak here: ( sounds wonderful, but I would like to know if someone can convert this dish to a dutch oven. What would be the temperature and cooking time? Thank you.


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Converting Cooking Time from Slow Cooker to Oven?Does anyone know if there is a formula to convert slow cooker cooking times to those for the oven? For example, if a recipe calls for 8 hours in the slow cooker, how long and at what temperature would I cook it in the oven? Thanks.


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Use Your Crockpot as an OvenI found I am able to use my crock pot as an oven. I have been trying everything in: acorn squash, yellow squash, zucchini, potatoes, yams, etc. - without any water. Often I leave some things like acorn squash, yams, and potatoes in the crock overnight - on the low setting.


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Easy Potluck Idea: Crockpot Roast Beef SandwichesHere is a wonderful easy hit to bring to those office potlucks or family reunions, or any other kind of gathering where everyone has to bring something.


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Replacement Cords for Crockpots?I have a Ralto Crockpot Model SC1/1 and I misplaced the electric cord to plug into the crock pot. Where can I get a replacement cord in New Zealand?


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Ralto Autoshift Crockpot Advice?I just bought a used slowcooker. It's a Ralto Autoshift Crockpot. The button has only 2 choices - "hot" and "autoshift". Who can tell me what to do with a recipe that says cook on "low" for 6-8 hrs? How does this autoshift feature work? Any help would be much appreciated.



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Using an Oven Bag in Crockpot?Can I use oven roasting bag for my chicken thighs in the crockpot and adding cream of chicken soup on top?


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Liver, Onion, and Potatoes in a Crock Pot?Can liver, onions, and potatoes be cooked together in a crockpot?


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Cooking Ham Hocks and Dry Beans in a Pressure Cooker?I have 2 ham hocks and 2 bags of large lima beans. I just bought a pressure cooker. Could someone tell me how to cook them. There is no recipe for it in the book. My cooker is a 6 qt. one.Thank you in advance.


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Cooking Frozen Turkey in a Crockpot?Can you cook frozen turkey in a crockpot?


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Cooking Veggies in Ziploc Bags in Crock Pot?My children despise certain veggies. Can you cook different veggies inside your crock pot in Ziploc type bags? For instance, when making veggie beef soup could I put the kernel corn in a quart bag with small holes pierced in the bag and place inside the crock pot with all other ingredients?


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Cooking Green Beans in a Bag in the Crockpot?I am making green beans in a cooking bag in my crockpot. Do I set it on high or low? I haven't ever used the cooking bag crockpot method before.


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