I was just given a Cuisenart Slo Cooker. Is there a way to produce good food in such a device besides stews and maybe soups? Thanks!



susan G. January 2, 2012
You can use it as a bean cooker, starting with dried beans. Soak and cook the beans in the pot, add sauce ingredients when the beans are ready. (Look for a recipe for specifics.)
Make mulled apple cider or cranberry juice -- add the liquids and the spices, let it steep while it heats. To my taste it's so sweet no sugar is needed.
Diana B. January 2, 2012
You can use it to cook fruit butters, if you're a canner. Here's one resource: http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/desserts/a/fruitbutters.htm
KimW January 1, 2012
I was just told about two great sites.
Www.williams-Sonoma.com and search slow cooker, tons of great recipes. I just made the cassoulet. It was amazing!
Www.tastykitchen.com and search slow cooker. Lots of good choices.
babytiger January 1, 2012
Slow cooked ragu is great. I make duck ragu in mine often. I use it to cook osso bucco, short ribs, pot roast and beef cheeks as well.
drbabs January 1, 2012
Try this: http://food52.com/recipes/3062_overnight_steelcut_oats_with_almond_butter_honey
Megan,Tremer January 1, 2012
Yes - I'm sure there are many other uses but I use mine for pulled pork, preparing ribs prior to grilling, meatball appetizers, and coq au vin.
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