Life is busy and there is so much going on for many of us. Getting dinner on the table for our family is a huge struggle for many, but have you considered how slow cooker recipes can really take some of the stress out of dinner. Set it and forget it.
But, if you want to kick it up a notch, give slow cooker dinner dump recipes a try! Talk about easy- you just dump and go!
Is it Ok to Leave a Slow Cooker on for 12 Hours?
Yes. Here is what I would do.
You can cook your food on low for 10 hours and then move it to warm for any extra time you need.
The warm feature on the slow cooker will keep it at a food safe temperature while you get the rest of dinner prepared, etc.
What is a Dump Meal
Dump dinners implies that you toss it in the slow cooker and you’re done. Just let it cook and then dinner is ready! Dump cooking requires no babysitting and very minimal work to get it going.
Dump recipes also make for excellent freezer meal recipes since you’re dumping them into a bag.
Do Slow Cookers Use a lot of Electricity?
They do not. It is a very efficient way to cook your meals.
Can I Cook Ground Beef in the Slow Cooker?
You can! I have cooked it raw and I have browned the meat before adding it into the Crock Pot, depending on the recipe I am making.
What Are Some of the Dinners You Can Cook in the Crock Pot
Essentially, anything you cook in the oven or on the stove top, you can cook in a slow cooker.
The slow cooker makes preparing dinner super easy!
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What is the Difference in a Slow Cooker and a Crockpot
Yes! Crockpot is the brand and slow cooker is a general reference. They are both appliances for your kitchen that allow you to cook dinner slow and low all day long.
My favorite slow cooker is this 6 quart programable Crockpot. It has a timer on it so it automatically turns to warm when the cook time is done. This prevents overcooking.
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Can You Put Raw Meat in the Slow Cooker
Yes!! I use the Crockpot as a way to cook my meat and dinners from the raw state 95% of the time.
What Happens If You Take The Lid Off The Slow Cooker
One thing you want to remember when you are cooking in your slow cooker is that each time you take the lid off, it adds 20 minutes of cook time to your meal.
Limit the number of times you take the lid off. Take a look at my 10 tips for cooking in your Crock Pot.