I made a crockpot stew and the meat was dry and seemed mealy. Did it overcook?

Greg Cocroft
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caninechef March 10, 2017
I think ChefJune is on the right track. Some tougher cuts become wondrous with long slow cooking but leaner, drier cuts become just become well done and dry.
 
BerryBaby March 9, 2017
Did you sear it first?
 

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ChefJune March 8, 2017
what kind of meat did you use? Not all cuts are meant to have a long slow braise.
 
Cav March 8, 2017
How long did you cook it for? And at what temp? Two things will dry out meat in a stew. Too much time and too high a temperature, both of which crock pots encourage.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2016/02/science-of-stew-why-long-cooking-is-bad-idea-overcook-beef.html
 
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