With the cold weather really kicking it up a notch we’re excited to find out this month is National Slow Cooking month!
It’s time to stop eating out and take our health seriously. An easy way to prevent from spending money on unhealthy fast food is to whip up some fun crockpot recipes and ease your way into home cooking. Here are some slow cooking tips to help you make the most out of your slow cooker throughout the winter.
Your grandparents’ old hand-me-down crockpot will do the job but if you’re looking for an upgrade, the All-Clad 6.5Qt Slow Cooker is the right one for you. With a digital display and push-button controls allow for easy use. It also has a dishwasher safe removable ceramic insert made to clean up with no fuss!
One of the first steps to perfecting your slow cooker recipes is to reduce the liquid used. Slow cooker recipes require less liquid since there is no evaporation. If you end up with too much liquid in your recipe, remove the lid and continue cooking on high to reduce it.
Layer the veggies that require a longer cook time at the bottom of the crock pot where they are exposed to the most heat and liquid. Other more tender vegetables can be added closer to the end of cooking. Lift the lid to release the least amount of heat and add them for the last 30 minutes of your cook time.
Trim access fat from the meat you decide to cook to prevent a layer of grease from forming from the rendering fat. Browning your meat before adding it to your slow cooker is also a highly recommended way to deepen the flavours of your dish.