A Year of Slow Cooking Recipes

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There are so many recipes that can be made in your slow cooker and this wonderful website, A Year of Slow Cooking, is an excellent resource to find hundreds of slow cooker recipes that your family will love. Below you will find a list of recipes that are perfect for your slow cooker.

Some tips for slow cooking:

Is there a method to prevent poultry and meat from drying out?

You can keep meat moist by choosing the right varieties. For poultry, the breast will dry out quicker than the thighs because of the fat content. For thighs, you can cook for about 6 hours and for breast, limit it to 5 hours or it will likely dry out. For beef, again, it all depends on the cut. For the most tender results use stewing beef, short ribs, or brisket rather than rib eye or sirlon.

Is there a way to prevent the flavors from getting muddy?

Use high quality ingredients that are fresh, and it is unlikely that the end results will taste muddy. Leave the herbs and fresh vegetables to the end of the cooking time adding them just 10 minutes or so before the meal is ready to serve. This will preserve the nutrients and freshness.

Slow Cooker Soup Recipe Ideas

16 Bean Soup.

Bean Stew.

Black Bean Soup.

Butternut Squash Soup.

Cabbage Soup.

Canned Soup.

Corn Chowder.

Hot and Sour Soup.

Lentil Minestrone Soup

Moroccan Lentil Soup.

Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup.

Smoky Refried Bean Soup.

Sweet Potato Soup.

Sausage and White Bean Soup.

Turkey and Wild Rice Soup.

Slow Cooker Lean Meat Recipes Ideas

5-Spice Steak Strips.

Ginger Beef with Onions.

Pineapple Chicken.

Rotisserie-style chicken.

Lemon and Herb Chicken.

Salsa Chicken.

Turkey Cutlets in Mango Salsa. g

Broccoli Beef.

Slow Cooker Fish Recipe Ideas .

Cedar-planked salmon.

Lemon and Dill Salmon.

Mahi Mahi with Asparagus, Broccoli and Spinach.

Jamaican Salmon.

Sweet and Spicy Salmon.

Salmon and Green Beans.

Slow Cooker Tofu Recipe Ideas.

Indian Tofu with Spinach.

Sweet and Sour Tofu.

Honey and Orange Tofu.

Ginger Teriyaki Tofu.

Slow Cooker Lettuce Wraps Recipe Ideas

Traditional Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

Sweet and Sour Chicken with Mango Lettuce Wraps.

Is it safe to cook frozen meats in a slow cooker?
Absolutely not! The bacteria that may be harmful in meat are most likely to multiply at temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees. Since a slow cooker does not reach a high temperate right way, you may be creating a bacteria playground in this method of cooking. Defrost your meat before adding it to the slow cooker for safety.

Can I leave my slow cooker on when I’m not home?
According to some sources, it is equal to leaving a light bulb on in terms of safety, so yes, you can leave it on without worry. Better to leave it on low or auto, rather than high heat though.

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