Adapting Vegetables For Crock Pots
When adapting vegetables for crock pots, you save time because they do not need to be browned. They can simply be added to the crock pot to cook all day.
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If you are adapting a recipe with potatoes, carrots, parsnips, or other heavy vegetables, put them in the bottom of the crock pot for the entire cooking time. They will get more even heat there. And they can actually take longer to cook than the meat because liquid in a crock pot simmers instead of boiling.
However, more tender vegetables such as brocoli, peas, green beans can be added closer to the end of the cooking time. Like an hour before the end on Low; 30 minutes on High.
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If you are following a recipe that uses dried beans, you may want to prepare them before adding them to the other ingredients in the crock pot. Place beans in a sauce pan and add water, at least two inches above the beans. Bring to a boil, then simmer the beans uncovered for about 10 minutes.l Then cover the beans and wait at least 1 hour. Drain them, and they are ready to add to the other ingredients.
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