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Why does crockpot caramelized onions usually work, but occasionally get weird chemical smells?

I've been making Crock-Pot caramelized onions for years, to freeze it in smaller chunks for later use. Three times out of four, the onions caramelize down in the Crock-Pot beautifully. But about one ...
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3 lb pork butt roast, started in crockpot on warm instead of low. For 4.5 hours

I placed a 2.89 lb pork butt in crock pot, on warm accidentally instead of low, left to cook for 4.5 hours before I realized it. Internal temp was 122.6 when discovered. Think it's safe to continue ...
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The recipe says to cook in a slow cooker on medium setting for 5 hours (dry pasta cooking in last hour), but I only have low or high [duplicate]

I want to make a recipe that says to cook on medium setting for 5 hours, with the addition of dry pasta and cheese at the start of the last hour. The recipe says to cook the ground beef before adding ...
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Slow cooker ok on high?

I am cooking a tator tot casserole and it has raw cut up chkn breast and frozen broccoli and frozen tataor tots . Can I cook it on high and my slow cooker as opposed to low to accommodate timer ...
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Can I use maraschino cherrys in a dump cake when it calls for cherry pie filling?

Can the cherry pie filling be replaced with maraschino cherries in a Crock-Pot cherry pineapple dump cake n is there any thing different with the directions if I use the maraschino cherries?
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How long to slow-cook a small corned beef?

In honor of the day I want to cook corned-beef in our slow-cooker. I've read several recipes that say to cook a 3-4 pound brisket for 9-10 hours. However, the corned-beef I bought is only 2 pounds. ...
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Can you start a recipe on low and finish on high in a slow cooker?

Thanks to a sick toddler I wasn't able start my country style boneless beef ribs early this morning. The recipe calls for 8-12 on low or 4-6 on high. I've always been taught ribs should be low and ...
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Rival Crock-Pot temp settings

My old Rival Crock-Pot (4.5 qt?) has only OFF, LOW, and HIGH temp settings. I'm making crock-pot chicken confit with hindquarters. The recipe directs me to set it on the LOW setting for 3 hours, then ...
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When to start the timer on crock pot chicken confit

The recipes I have read call for 3 hours on Low temp, then 1.5 - 2 hours on High. Do I start the timer as soon as I turn on the crockpot, or let the crockpot come up to temp before starting the timer?
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Rescuing a tough brisket roast

I let brine overnight a 450 g piece of point cut beef breast. Then I dry rubbed it with spices and put in my small crock pot with 150 ml of Guinness, a couple of carrots and baby potatoes on LOW for ...
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Crock pot lid askew

I've got pork ribs in the crockpot and after 4 hours I noticed the lid was slighly askew - not much, but not completely seated. I'm going to cook it a little longer, but is it safe?
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How to prepare soup for an office potluck?

My office does a weekly "Soup Group", where each week there is a team of four people assigned to bringing in dishes for a potluck-style lunch hour. I have the intention of bringing a kimchi-tofu stew ...
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Can a sous-vide circulator fully replace a crockpot?

The idea is, to put a regular pot in a larger pot full of water and heat the larger pot with a sous-vide stick. Would this accurately simulate a crockpot? The only downside I can see, is that ...
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Will a crockpot brown ground meat?

For chili con carne, can you brown the ground beef, onions, peppers, etc in a crockpot (without the lid on) and then add the other ingredients to finish by slow cooking?
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Turkey chili from raw in a slow cooker accidentally for 10 hours on warm [duplicate]

Just woke up and realized the turkey chili (2 cans kidney beans, 1 can black beans, 2 cans diced tomatoes, 1 lb turkey ground) had been cooking from raw on warm for 10 hours. I'm a bit desolate ...
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Ham and beans in a Crock-Pot [duplicate]

I boil my navy beans first and I put in a Crock-Pot with ham that I had Frozen it's already been cooked they have been cooking for about 4 hours on low my question is can I shut the crockpot off for ...
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Ground turkey raw in crockpot

I forgot to cook turkey first. How long should I cook ground turkey on high in crockpot? It’s one pound of ground turkey already defrosted in spaghetti sauce. It’s already in it. It’s the original ...
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I am cooking beef stew in the crockpot and accidentally put a little flour in the beginning not end

I am cooking a beef stew in the crockpot and instead of adding a little flour at the end I accidentally added it at the beginning. What do I do to fix this? Will it mess the stew up? There was extra ...
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Dry chicken breast in slow cooker

I like to use the slow cooker during the week. I usually leave at about 6am, and don't sit down and eat until around 6pm. I have a crock pot with a timer mechanism that automatically turns to warm ...
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Pork loin in slow cooker

What temperature should a pork loin be when cooked in a slow cooker or how long should it cook?
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Multi cooker - with pressure cooker versus without

I crock a lot. My small pot is getting old and it feels like the controller switch is getting weak. My large crock has a crack but it does not leak (yet). With the new programmable can start in the ...
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HELP! My Crock-Pot lid was Slightly askew while cooking my roast!

I started my pot roast on low at 6:30a... I just realized the lid was askew, just a bit. I have cranked it up to high...with it be done by 6:30p It is not a big roast...maybe 2-3 lbs.
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Crock pot turned to warm for 45mins- 1hr

I put beef in my crock pot with cream of mushroom soup and an onion soup packet around 1pm. I set it on high for 2hrs and meant to turn it to low. At 3:47 I realized I forgot to turn the setting to ...
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Does a stovetop warming element obviate the need for a slow cooker?

Context I am not convinced that wasting all the energy needed to heat an oven is necessary for replacing a slow cooker. A well-designed (thick bottom, continuing to heavy walls) pot on the stove ...
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How can I smoke something without a smoker

I am looking to smoke some meat for my chili, but the problem is, I have no smoker. I understand there are products like liquid smoke, however, this didn't create the taste I wanted or really much of ...
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I need to keep blacks beans and rice warm.

In about an hour I need to leave with a pot of black beans and rice. I don't have a crock pot, but I do have a cast iron pot with lid. To keep it all warm can I put it in an iron pot, and put it in ...
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Can crockpot chicken be made with wet ranch dressing, instead of dry?

I am trying to make a recipe like this one, Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken, but I do not have dry ranch dressing. Will it still work if I use ranch dressing from a bottle instead? Would I need to ...
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Will my food continue to cook on the warm setting?

I want to start a meal in my crock pot and the recipe only calls for about 4 hours of cooking. However, no one will be home for another 3 hours to turn it off, but it will shut down and go to the warm ...
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Left crockpot unplugged for about an hour [duplicate]

I'm making chicken chili. Or trying to... This morning I turned on my crockpot to high for about 40 minutes. I then drove to work and replugged it, about an hour after unplugging it. After cooking it ...
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Storing a bear roast after cooking in a crockpot

How do you store a bear roast after cooking it in a crockpot until you're ready to eat it? It was done at 8:30am and I plan to eat it around 6:00pm. It was cooked in beef broth.
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Add spices/herbs early or late to a chili or stew in a crockpot slow-cooker?

Should spices and herbs be added early to a chili/stew in a crockpot slow-cooker to maximize their flavors? Or do the spices/herbs cook-out over a long time, effectively disappearing, and should ...
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How to prevent the crockpot burning my soups

I love making soups in my crockpot. SO, I make it, starting with the crock on High. After about an hour, I drop it to low (middle setting), and let it cook. (I always cook my meats outside the crock, ...
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Can a slow cooker meatloaf get a browned crust?

So my wife cooks a few times a year. She saw a recipe in one of her online magazines for Carla Hall's (Top Chef) meatloaf. The picture in her magazine clearly shows the meatloaf has a very brown ...
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I ruined my dumplings in the crock pot

I made chicken and gravy in the crock pot. Later on I decided to add dumplings., for the next night. It wasn't hot, I figured it would soak up all the juices for cooking in the morning. Needless to ...
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When cooking pulled pork in a slow cooker, should the meat be submerged in liquid? [duplicate]

I am making pulled pork in my slow cooker this week. I am going to use a pork shoulder and am planning on cooking it on low for 8-10 hours while at work. How much liquid should I put in the slow ...
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Do I put the pot roast above or below the vegetables in my crock pot?

When cooking a pot roast in a crock pot, do I put the meat above or below the vegetables? And does cooking it on hi or low have effect on this?
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Whoops- put turkey chili in the crockpot on warm all day. Is it safe once cooked? [duplicate]

I just called home & hubby said the chili was still raw when he got home . He turned it up to high and is making something else for tonights dinner. He did not put in thermometer before turning ...
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I didn't put the lid on my slow cooker(crockpot) for first hour of beef stew. Will it still be safe to eat?

I didn't put the lid on the slow cooker (crockpot) properly for first hour of beef stew. It's on high now with the lid on, will it still be safe to eat?
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Can I substitute peppercorn marinade for peppercorn sauce mix in a recipe?

The recipe is for crockpot turkey, with turkey breast, merlot, onions, cranberry sauce and 1 oz knorr peppercorn sauce mix. I used 1oz peppercorn marinade mix. Will it ruin it?
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Help with the temp on my crock pot

My Rival Crock Pot doesn't have a high / low (word wise) setting, it only shows me one line or two. I've misplaced my manual and can't for the life of me remember which is high and which is low......
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When making crockpot chili and adding raw hamburger, won't that make the chili greasy if not strained?

If you add raw ground beef, what about the grease in the meat mixing in with the chili? ill..
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No water in the Crock pot

I have beans cooking in the crock pot and I'm at work. Just realized there is no water. I forgot the water!! What should I expect to come home to?
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Frozen chicken vs thawed chicken in the crockpot

I was wondering- if the recipe calls for frozen chicken and to took for 6-7 hours but I use thawed chicken instead do I cook it for less time? Thanks!
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Crockpot soup issue [duplicate]

I fried hamburger up and planned on making hamburger macaroni soup in my crockpot. I put the cooked hamburger in the crockpot, added uncooked noodles and the tomato sauce. Turned crockpot on low ...
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What is the best way to cook chicken for enchiladas?

I'm new to cooking and I'm cooking chicken enchiladas and obviously I want to shred the chicken. Most recipes say to use a slow cooker, but some say boil. Why would one be better than the other? I ...
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How long should I cook a 10lb chuck roast on low in the crock pot? [duplicate]

How long do I cook a 10 lb chuck roast in my crock pot?
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Pulled Pork for a large crowd

How much pulled pork will 26 pounds (12 Kg) of raw boneless pork butt make? I am making this in several crock-pots. This is my first time making pulled pork for a large crowd
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Forgot to Turn on Crock Pot [duplicate]

I put a frozen beef roast (about 2 lbs) in the crockpot with some sherry and onions, but forgot to turn the crock pot on. The lid was on, and when I got home about 6 hours later the roast was still ...
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Ceramic crock pot - No cracks, but looks like coating is spotted. Can I fix it?

I made beef stew in a crock pot for the first time, and didn't realize I shouldn't store the food in the ceramic pot. No cracks, but looks like coating is spotted. Can I fix it?
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Bear in a crock pot

My brother-in-law gave me a big hunk of bear meat. It's approximately 5 lbs in a cone-like shape, so a good hunk of meat. I'm curious to use a crock pot on it: some onions, potatoes, and maybe a ...
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