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    Slow Cooker recipes

    asiverson
    Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:37 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I've been looking at all the wonderful slow cooker recipes, and have to ask, where do you find the size of slow cooker that is recommended for a particular recipe? I have a large 6-7 quart slow cooker. TIA, Annette
    duonyte
    Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:54 am
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    That's a problem, and a lot of people do not appreciate that the size of the slow cooker can make a lot of difference - the same recipe in a larger crockpot will cook much more quickly.

    You can try asking the person who submitted the recipe. Remember that a crockpot needs to be 1/2 to 2/3 full to work most efficiently - more than that means the meal will cook more slowly, less that that means it will cook more quicly. And it's harder to judge when you are using a large piece of meat, like a roast.

    You can keep notes for yourself as a private note on the recipe on how long a recipe will take in your crockpot. It would also be a kindness to mention it in your review, to help others. Do read the reviews that are posted, you may get this kind of help from those who have tried the recipe before you.
    Zeldaz
    Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:08 pm
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    You can also make a ballpark educated guess by adding up the volume measurement amounts. Not possible in all recipes, but certainly in many.
    Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle
    Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:42 pm
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    Chinese Pork Ribs (Crock Pot) for a 5-qt cooker
    Chicken Breasts With Lemon and Fresh Rosemary (Crock Pot) for a 2-qt cooker (can double or triple the recipe for your pot)
    Wine & Tomato Braised Chicken -- Crock Pot for a 4-qt cooker, or larger
    Country Pork Ribs -- Ole! (Crock Pot) for a 4-qt cooker


    When looking at a recipe, you can increase/decrease the SERVINGS and the ingredient amounts change, although the directions do not change! Just click SERVINGS ~

    Enjoy! Reviews are always appreciated, if you try any of them!
    DrGaellon
    Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:15 pm
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    Recipe writers here often do not comment on the size, which is a shame. You can ballpark-guess the volume of food in the recipe, then use a slow cooker twice that size (or slightly smaller), so it is 1/2 to 2/3 full.
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