Crock pot vs slow cooker adaptation

I love the recipes for slow cooker, but don’t have one. I do have a casserole dish with lid which can be used on the hob, and placed in the oven.

As a rough guide, how can I convert a slow cooker recipe as regards time, and maybe liquid.

Has anyone adapted slow cooker recipes for a Staub-type round cocotte?

Heather Baker


AntoniaJames July 22, 2021
I haven't specifically adapted a slow cooker or Crockpot (tm) recipe for a Staub cocotte, but I have adapted recipes using other Dutch ovens similar to the round cocotte.

Here's a good rule of thumb: If the recipe says to cook the dish on the low setting of the slow cooker, then cook it in the Dutch oven in a heated 325 oven for 1/4 the time stated in the recipe. If the recipe calls for the high setting, cook for 1/2 that time.

The actual time needed in the slow cooker can vary quite a bit, depending on the slow cooker itself and other factors, so leave a bit of extra time, as the recipe could take longer than the formula suggests.

I hope this helps! ;o)
Heather B. July 22, 2021
Thank you. When the heatwave has passed, will try some things that need longer cooking, and will use your advice then.
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