Simple and Easy Slow Cooker Recipes and Tips for Better Slow Cooking

When it comes to slow cooker cooking, it’s the most laid back style of cooking. Just put the ingredients into the crockpot, then leave them to simmer all day unattended. Once the timer is turned off you have a nice dinner or meal waiting for you. This style of cooking is perfect for People who live alone, students, dads who are busy working and have to take care of the family for a day or two or if you are just lazy to cook. Slow cooker comes handy and act like a warrior each time.

There are plenty of recipes that you can make with slow cooker at any given time. Today, I am sharing 3 easy recipes i.e. an appetizer, a dip recipe and main course plus one authentic Indian recipe that I have tried using the slow cooker. I will also share the tips and tricks for better slow cooking in your slow cooker. So firstly let’s get the recipes –

The first recipe is Slow Cooker Mushrooms: It’s a simple recipe made from button mushrooms. You can serve this recipe as an appetizer or side dish, your family would surely love it and additionally the recipe is healthy and really easy to make that even your kids can make this recipe. To get the recipe, Click Here.

Second one is a nice warm dip recipe – Warm Slow Cooker Crab Dip. The tantalizing flavors of crab blends perfectly with sour cream and cream cheese for a gorgeous, warm slow cooker crab dip recipe which is hard to resist. Served it with tortilla chips, or with sliced soft and crusty baguette. To get the recipe, Click Here.

Third one is Slow Cooker Pulled Pork. This recipe is one of the classic recipe that people make with a slow cooker. In this recipe, the pork is cooked in flavorful BBQ spices and sauces; simply whip and mix all the ingredients and then leave the rest up to your slow cooker. To get the recipe; Click Here.

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Additionally, an authentic Indian recipe with slow cooker. Slow Cooker Hyderbadi Chicken Biryani is an authentic rice recipe famous in India. The recipe and ingredients are authentic only the cooking method is changed and it didn’t affected the taste at all. In India, Biryani is cooked in low temperature and cooked for longer period so using a crockpot solve the purpose. Click Here to get the recipe.

The beauty of using a slow cooker is that it’s absolutely simple and easy to use. But to make an absolutely divine recipe using a crockpot needs some tips and tricks which can change a simple boring recipe to authentic one.

  1. The most important tip is never overfill your slow cooker. Slow cookers are available in different range of sizes, use the size recommended for the recipe and the quantity you are making, overfilling the crockpot leads to undercooking as temperature is not circulated properly and food is not cooked.
  2. Always put the lid on. Keep the patience, pee-a-boo is not allowed. Let the crock pot do its job. Only open after 30 to 45 minutes for the low temperature of the cooking range to check whether it’s done or not.
  3. Plan it beforehand. Understand slow cooker takes more time than usual so if you are planning to make a dinner in the late evening then slow cooker is a bad idea. Plan your meal, put the ingredients and let it cook for 4-8 hours in the crockpot itself.
  4. Temperature is important. Every meal requires ideal temperature, so make sure you set the correct temperature of each meal so that you don’t make any mistakes while cooking.
  5. Brand is important. There are plenty of crockpot available in the market so it is important to pick the best brand which suits to your requirements and budget. Make a list of qualities and features you are looking in the crockpot and then list down few brands and compare those later. Pick the one which suits your requirements the best.

Slow cooking could be real fun at times. Plan your meals and recipes that you will try for a week so next time you enter your house after a tiring day, your home welcomes you with pleasing aroma of food that you left in the crockpot while you were away from home. Happy eats!

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