How Full Should Your Crockpot Be – Frugal Tip

There are all sorts of yummy meals that can be cooked in a crockpot. In fact, many of your own family’s favorites may easily be converted into slow cooker meals. I’ve made anything from spaghetti and lasagna to “baked” chicken in there. One of the problems when you start to experiment with your own recipes though is to figure out how much you should trow in the pot and have it cook effectively. That’s what today’s frugal tip is all about.

With slow cookers it’s important that you don’t overfill them or the food won’t cook all the way through. At the same time you don’t want to under-fill it either or you risk burning the food and the pot.

Ideally you want to aim to fill it 1/2 to 2/3 full with ingredients before you turn it on. Also make sure there is a little cooking liquid in there to prevent burning and sticking. Not going over 2/3 full also helps keep things from overflowing once the meal heats up and starts bubbling away.


Beef Stew


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