The best part about using a slow cooker preparing a meal in the morning and coming home to a delicious meal after a busy day. Slow cookers can make preparing a healthy meal easy and inexpensive. The types of food that work best in a slow cooker are typically stew meats, lentils, beef shank, potatoes, and root vegetables. The cooking process of a slow cooker allows the meat to simmer in its own juices, producing a flavorful and nutritious meal.

The time required for most slow cooker recipes can vary. If you set the temperature to low, the food will usually need 7 to 8 hours of cooking. If you set the temperature to high the food might cook in about 4 hours. This variation in cooking time is perfect for a morning or midday preparation for your evening meal.

Each slow cooker usually comes with a manual, it’s wise to read it over since every appliance is slightly different. The main factor to keep in mind when preparing a recipe in your slow cooker is the order in which you load vegetables and meat. Root veggies typically need to be placed in the bottom of the slow cooker while the meat usually goes on top with the liquid poured over the top. Once you try a few recipes in your slow cooker you might fall in love with this delicious and healthy cooking style. Watch the Clearly Brand blog for a slow cooker soup recipe soon.

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