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    Small crock cooking times

    Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:37 pm Groupie
    I've gotten my dad a 2.5qt crockpot (Rival) for Christmas. He's a widower, and lives alone. I am scaling down the typical crockpot recipe (5-6 qts) and am struggling with the time. If a 6 quart recipe in a 6 qt crock cooks for 8-10 hours, will 1/3 of it in a little crock still take 8-10 hours? or will it be done sooner? The cookbook Rival packs with the pot is scaled for 6 qt. crocks icon_evil.gif

    Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:35 pm
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    I to have come to love my two quart crockpot. I generally start checking when about half the normal time has elapsed. As long as it is at least half full you should be able to cook it for as long as you need too. Julie icon_biggrin.gif
    Lorraine of AZ
    Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:40 pm Groupie
    I am repeating a message here I already posted to Kiko, but I think you will want to know this too. Better Homes and Gardens has a new cookbook out called "Slow Cooker Favorites Made Healthy." In it is a chapter called "1-1/2 Quart Recipes," recipes for soups, entrees and, of course, dips to make in the small crock. I think this is great as I have a 2-quart crockpot, too, and I am trying out these recipes as I can for my DH and myself. You might be able to find this in your local library as it will give you ideas for timing, etc. Hope this helps.
    Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:29 pm
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    Thank You Lorraine, I am definitely going to check that out. Julie icon_smile.gif
    Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:00 pm Groupie
    Thanks Julie and Lorraine - I've looked all over, and couldn't find any info.

    Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:36 pm Groupie
    Okay, I found my printout. It says "Rival Crockette Recipes." There's a site I printed this from, but can't find now. For a 1 to 1-1/2 qt. Crockette, here are some cooking times I've gleaned:

    1# pot roast -- 10-12 hours
    2 pork chops -- 6-8 hours
    2-4 chicken pieces w/veggies -- 7-10 hours
    sloppy joes -- 8-10 hours
    casserole-type dishes -- 8-12 hours
    mac/cheese -- 4-6 hours
    beef stew/chili/soup -- 10-18 hours
    1 roast cornish hen -- 8-10 hours
    stuffed peppers 8-12 hours

    Hope this helps. I need to find out where I got this, then post some of these recipes.
    grandma Casey
    Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:47 pm
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    I am wondering if these cooking times are for low or high. I tried the chicken and it was done in 3 hours.
    Rainbow - Chef 536866
    Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:43 pm Groupie
    I was just wondering the same thing, and if that is for the old ones that cook slower. Maybe the hosts need to update this?
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