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Can you leave slow cooker on while at work?
Yes you can! That is one of the best benefits of cooking with a slow cooker. They can be set in the morning and you come home from work to a delicious home-cooked meal!
Can you put raw meat in a slow cooker?
Yes. Raw meat cooks well in a slow cooker. Just check the meat to confirm it has reached the correct temperature before serving. Here is a minimum cooking temperature chart from FoodSafety.Gov.
Do you have to brown ground beef before crockpot?
Technically, no. You don’t have to brown ground beef before cooking it in your slow cooker. However, the overall flavor of your dish will taste better if you can spend a few minutes browning the meat for a few minutes.
Also, uncrowned meat tends to turn grey when cooked instead of a more brownish color. Depending on the recipe, the coloring may or may not be hidden.
There are plenty of recipes that don’t require a browning first and that’s okay. Your meat will fully cook in your crockpot either way.
Can I leave my crockpot on low all night?
You sure can leave your crockpot on low all night! This is how we like to make overnight chicken broth. It comes out just perfect the next morning!
Please also love to make overnight oats and breakfast casseroles while they are sleeping. Crockpots are made to be safely left on while not being closely monitored.
As always, we recommend reading the manual or your particular model to confirm specifics.
Does meat need to be submerged in slow cooker?
No. Meat does not need to be covered in liquid at all. It is recommend to use at least 1-2 cups of liquid with meat in the crockpot to prevent it from drying out.