Easy slow cooked recipes that you must try
Slow cookers are used for low temperature cooking. Low temperature cooking is a cooking technique that cooks food at temperatures 50 to 90 °Celsius for a prolonged time. Low-temperature cooking methods include sous vide cooking, which is nothing but vacuum-sealed slow cooking. Sous vide usually incorporates the use of slow cooker. This method may be used to cook almost anything, from veggies to meats.
For people who love their meats tender and steamy. Preparing them in slow cookers is a great idea as it cooks the meat to the optimum temperature that it is neither too dry nor too steamy. You can prepare them in a broth of vegetables with dices of them cut and slow cooked with the meat. The juices of meat mixed with vegetable broth make it appetizing. Add black pepper and other seasonings of your choice to make your dish taste more interesting.
If you are not a fan of steamed meat but still look forward to relish it, you can barbecue (or grill) the meat first and then steam it. This way you will get the smoky flavor with crisp outside and tender insides.
Meals cooked in slow cookers are healthier as they retain the nutrients that are generally lost when fried.
If you don’t like to get into the fuss of oven baking but still relish a fluffy cake, you can prepare one in your slow cooker or crock pot cooker. The procedure is in fact easy as you don’t have to set the temperature settings and preheat the appliance before putting in the cake mix. Following are the steps that you can follow to make yourself a slow cooked cake.
Spray crock of a large slow cooker with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, whisk the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla essence until well combined. Whisk in the boiling water. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour the cake batter into the prepared slow cooker. Set slow cooker to “Low”. Cook until cake has no wet spots on top and has pulled away from the sides of the crock, about 3 hours. Turn off slow cooker and allow cake to rest for 30 minutes before serving.