I just received a crock pot and have been using it in my garage for beef tallow. However, the temp in my garage can reach lows of around 28 degrees F in the winter. I'm wondering if, on the low setting, my crock pot should be able to quickly... (more)
I have a slow cooker. I used it a couple of times when I first purchased it but the recipes were pretty bland so I haven't really used it since. I've now decided I need to meals in the fridge/freezer that are ready to go for nights when I... (more)
I just bought a slow cooker but am not sure if the temperature it runs at is hot enough to cook food safely. I read a lot of reviews on Amazon before buying one (which wasn't reviewed on Amazon as I couldn't find any locally that were). Most of... (more)
Test using a digital thermometer. Bacteria grows best between 40°F and 140°F ... AVOID this temp range. I'm guessing... The crock pot's Low setting should cook 150°-160F. A High setting should cook 195-200°F.
I'm wondering I could use a crockpot to prepare 1-pan dishes. For example, could I threw in meat balls accompanied by cut veggies and diced potatoes, leave it cooking for 8 hours, and then eat it? Or will some parts will not be ready to eat? (I... (more)
Hi all. I used a crockpot for the first time recently, just to cook vegetables. I was really pleased with the results. The vegetables were much more flavoursome and retained more moisture compared to when I cook them in an oven. I was thinking... (more)
Hey guys and gals, I picked up some Baby back ribs the other day and realized I have no idea how to make them Paleo friendly! Ideally I'd like to toss these in the slow cooker, but wanted to see what kind of recipes you all had. Any favorites? (more)
Obviously a Google search would be good. "paleo baby back ribs". Also going to Pinterest, do a search for the ribs or even just paleo boards. Its great to follow other paleo peeps! This way you get pictures to entice you :)
Does there come a point where you can overslowcook beef? I've heard of people running a crockpot for days but will there come a point where the monounsaturated or saturated fats in beef will go rancid? Could you in theory safe slow cook beef for... (more)
Have you looked into SousVide cooking? This is a process where you vacuum pack the meat and place it into a water oven at 150 to 180 way below boil for many hours. Some professional chefs will let it cook for 12 hours or more.
I cooked a boneless 6lb pork shoulder roast in my slow cooker the other day. Only other ingredients in the crock were sliced onions and an herb/spice/salt dry rub (no liquid was added). After 10 hours of cooking, the result was some delicious... (more)
When making bone broth in a slow cooker / crock pot, is it okay to start the setting on low, rather than setting it on high, letting it simmer, and then turning it to low? I ask because I set my crock pot to low on accident last night and I woke... (more)
I currently have neither and just make it on the stove, but for every year my daily consumption of magical bone-broth is adding to my life, it is taking at least that much away from my husband's due to his anxiety that I will start a grease-fire... (more)
I'm new to Paleo and it seems like having a slow cooker would be very helpful to me. What should I look for when I buy one? Is there anything wrong with buying a cheap-ish one from Target? Any brands you recommend, or brands I should avoid? Thanks... (more)
I am often limited in time and money to spend on food preparation and want to design a single-pot meal that I can cook up easily in a slow cooker and eat out of for a few days at a time. I have a wholefoods approach and am against taking... (more)
I'm trying to make some paleo friendly baby back ribs in my slow cooker. My slow cooker book says 2 cups of 'sauce' for a rack of ribs. As you can see from the picture: http://postimage.org/image/l5aglgwsr/ the ribs are not submerged... (more)
Okay, I'm about to go all Office Space on my crock pot. For years I've attempted to enjoy my crock pot. I didn't pay a lot for it, so I don't mind if in the end I just chuck it, but everything I made turns out dry, bland and just blah. I've... (more)
I've read that when bones have given up all their nutrients they go soft. I tried simmering some cow bones, with vinegar, for over two weeks (perpetual broth style), but they're still not soft. Should I just keep simmering them forever?
My beloved vintage crock pot just kicked the bucket (in the middle of me trying to make some bone broth). I need to buy a new one ASAP! What's the best of the newfangled slow cookers out there? I'd prefer one that could fit a whole chicken.
Hey everyone, I've been failing to make a good, gelatinous broth lately; it doesn't even turn to jelly upon refrigeration, has little flavour, is too light in colour and very, very fatty. I did this in a crock pot. I got an organic chicken... (more)
Anyone have any really simple Crock-Pot recipes (the fewer ingredients the better)? I just bought one and have never used one before... and I have no idea what type/cuts of meat are best suited for one. Thanks.