Adapting Meats For Crock Pots
When adapting meats for crock pots, remember you can buy a less expensive cut of meat than a conventional recipe may need. Less tender meats turn out tasty, tender, and juicy in a crock pot because of slow cooking in the broth.
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Be sure to trim as much fat as you can from the meat. Vegetables are often placed in the crock pot first with the meat on top. You don't want your veggies floating in grease.
Be sure to trim as much fat as you can from the meat. Vegetables are often placed in the crock pot first with the meat on top. You don't want your veggies floating in grease!
Another way to eliminate extra fat is to brown the meat on the stove top. Drain it before placing it in the crock pot.
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You need to brown any ground beef, chicken, or sausage and drain before putting them in the crock pot. Otherwise, all ingredients will cook in the fat for hours. Your meal will end up greasy, unhealthy, and disappointing.
If you are adapting a poultry recipe, remove the skin before putting the chicken in the crock pot. If you have your heart set on the skin, (and I love the skin!) then brown it first on the top of the stove.
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