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crock pot help please!

I am working on a beef pot roast resipe from a cookbook cooking for two and I bought all the ingredients and I r
ealized they were useing a 3 1/2 quart crockpot and I have a 6 quart am I still able to make this or will it be to little in the pot and it will dry up or burn?

asked by Brittany about 1 year ago
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Susan W

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added about 1 year ago

I have found that using the correct size slow cooker is crucial to success and I'm convinced it's the main reason people take a dislike to them. Smaller slow cookers can be bought for under $20, so well worth it. One thing you can do is place a smaller oven proof container inside your slow cooker. If that isn't possible, you can increase the liquid, but not by too much. Can you link the recipe? This might be a bigger problem if you were making a rice, soup or bean dish, but you'll probably have to make a bit of an adjustment.

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added about 1 year ago

the recipe is
1 pound chuck roast
20 baby carrots
2 cup pearl onions
1 1/2 cup beef broth
2 bay leaf
4 small white potatos
1 cup green beans
2 tablespoon tomato paste
4 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoon dried oregano

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Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 1 year ago

Wow, that's a tiny chuck roast. If you have a smaller container to put inside the slow cooker, that would be best. If not, give it a go. You could increase the stock to 2 cups and the tomato paste, Worcestershire and oregano accordingly. It may work out perfectly.

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added about 1 year ago

thank you so much i don't have a small container i will try doing that,and ya i no its small i did not realize the cook book was made for a small crock pot,i just hope it wont burn even with adding the extra stock thank you for you help!

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ktr
added about 1 year ago

It may be too late for this response, but I'd probably add more veggies as well as more liquid as Susan W advised.

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Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 1 year ago

It won't burn. It may cook faster than the book says, so just be prepared for that. They really do take a little getting used to, but I have 3 and use them all the time.