Slow Cooker Easy Beef Stew

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  1. piglet91

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    hello i want to know dose the meat have too been cooked before put in my slow cooker


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    Tammy
     
  2. phatch

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    It depends. You can cook it fully in your slow cooker or you can just heat up a dish as well.

    I used my slow cooker last night to keep some barbecued pulled pork warm for serving at a pot luck.

    Most of the time, you'll cook your meat in the slow cooker, but that means a cooking time fo 4 hours on high, or 6-8 on low.

    Phil
     
  3. piglet91

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    phil

    thats mean if i'm i can put it in with rest of the stuffed it will be cooked for at 6 houres on low it ok to put the meat in raw


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  4. suzanne

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    That's what I thought you meant.

    You will get more flavor if you brown the meat before you add it to the slow cooker (fry it for just a little while in a little fat over very high heat, until the surface gets brown), but then you'll have more cleanup.

    Will that give you a better stew? Maybe, maybe not. You can put everything in at once and end up with a lovely, fully cooked stew. All that long time cooking brings out plenty of flavor. And it's quite safe.
     
  5. piglet91

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    i want to know dose jusic have be cover the veg and potatoes

    Thank you Tammy
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    QUOTE=Suzanne]That's what I thought you meant.

    You will get more flavor if you brown the meat before you add it to the slow cooker (fry it for just a little while in a little fat over very high heat, until the surface gets brown), but then you'll have more cleanup.

    Will that give you a better stew? Maybe, maybe not. You can put everything in at once and end up with a lovely, fully cooked stew. All that long time cooking brings out plenty of flavor. And it's quite safe.[/QUOTE]
     
  6. ma facon

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    You'll find that you don't have to add too much liquid when using a slow cooker, Alot of liquid comes out of the meat/veg that you start out with and there is little to no evaporation during cooking.




    For instance, If you put a whole chicken in a slow cooker and cook it for 4-6 hours you will wind up with about a cup or so of liquid. I live chicken this way, Season the bird liberally with your favorite flavors, Lightly flour it and brown it on all sides in some hot oil/butter and let it cook. Falls apart and you gotta love the jus.