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Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your slow cooker.
Nashville, Ark. – Nothing is better than coming home after a hectic day to the aroma
of a warm meal waiting for us. While most households have a slow cooker, or crockpot,
many do not use it on a regular basis. Slow cookers are one of the best time saving
appliances in the kitchen. All you have to do is fill it up before you leave in the
morning and turn it on.
Whatever your reason for not using your slow cooker, it’s time to get it out and start
cooking. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your slow cooker.
With our busy schedules, families are always on the lookout for quick-to-prepare meals
they can enjoy at home. The crockpot is the answer.
If you would like more information about crockpot cooking, contact me at the Howard
County Extension Office at 870-845-7517. I’ll be glad to send you a fact sheet, “Slow
Cooker Food Safety”.
Here is a great recipe to prepare in the crockpot for an easy weeknight meal. Put
the ingredients in the crockpot before you leave in the morning and it will be ready
when you come home.
3 pound beef chuck roast
3 to 4 russet potatoes, washed, cut in quarters, lengthwise
1/2 bag small baby carrots
1 onion, peeled and quartered
1 teaspoon basil
1 jar beef gravy
Salt and pepper to taste
Prepare vegetables and place in bottom of crockpot that has been sprayed with nonstick
cooking spray. You could also use a slow cooker liner. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Add ½ teaspoon basil. Place meat on top of vegetables. Sprinkle with salt and pepper,
if desired. Pour gravy over top and sprinkle with remaining basil. Cook on high 3
to 4 hours or low 6 to 7 hours.
*Note: You may brown the roast in a skillet before adding to crockpot to enhance the
By Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff ChairThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff Chair U of A Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service 421 N. Main St, Nashville AR 71852 (870) 845-7517 email@example.com
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