Slow Cooker

These Crock Pot and slow cooker recipes will provide you with all of the comfort food you could ask for during the colder seasons!

From delicious soups and stews like chicken noodle soup and beef stew to recipes like slow cooker pork tenderloin and pulled pork, you’ll want to use the slow cooker more often than the oven!

We use the slow cooker as often as possible, as it’s such an easy “set it and forget it” way to make dinner. It slow cooks all day, and the house will smell amazing until it’s time to eat.

Slow cookers will also come in handy when you’re feeding a crowd, such as Thanksgiving dinner. Oven space will be limited, so you can use the slow cooker to make things like stuffing or mashed potatoes!

Can You Cook From Frozen In The Slow Cooker?

Short answer, no. The CrockPot or slow cooker WILL cook the meat, but it won’t do it safely.

The heat in a slow cooker can be uneven and unpredictable, and will keep the meat in the danger zone for too long to be considered safe.

Converting From High To Low and Low To High 

Need to speed up a recipe or want to cook it on low for longer?

1 hour on high equals about 2 hours on low, so as a general rule, a recipe that calls for 4-5 hours on high will take 8-10 hours on low.

When possible, low setting will result in more tender meat and more flavor. Leaner cuts of meat (such as pork tenderloin) benefit from high heat, but fattier cuts (such as stewing beef) benefit from low heat to allow the fats to break down.