What You Can Cook in a Slow Cooker

Slow cooking is famous for packing in the flavors of your favorite recipes all year round. With more and more slow cooker recipes appearing online it seems like everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. However, if you are new to this cooking trend, you may wonder if it is right for you. By better understanding how to use your slow cooker, you can make it work for you and your family.

How to Use a Slow Cooker

Slow cookers are an affordable cooking tool and a great way to make the most out of your everyday ingredients. Here are a few things to remember when using your slow cooker:
  • Meal Prepping. Unlike many other recipes, all you need to do is load your ingredients into the pot and let the slow cooker do the work for you. This is especially true if you want to cook a stew or a soup. If your mornings are busy, you can prepare everything the night before by putting the ingredients in the slow cooker dish, covering, and placing it in the fridge overnight.
  • Loading the Food. A slow cooker is ideal for cheaper cuts of meat like pork shoulder, beef brisket, chicken thighs, and more. Trim the fat from your meat before you cook for a healthier meal option and use flour to create thicker sauces.
  • Cooking. For best results, use the low setting for slow cooker cooking. Most dishes will benefit from the gentle, slow heat. Keep in mind that root vegetables take the longest to heat, so they should be placed at the bottom of the cooker near the heat source.

Benefits of Slow Cooking

Slow cooker cooking, especially when using RCG slow cooker cooking bags, is incredibly easy and convenient. Like slow cookers, RCG slow cooker cooking bags seal in flavor and create delicious options your entire family can enjoy. These durable bags have an easy-carry handle requiring no special treatment before placing it directly into any popular slow-cooker device, including brands such as Crock-Pot® and Instant Pot®. Using the cooking bag and cooker together, you’ll have a mess-free cleanup and a whole new flavor experience.

What Can You Make with a Slow Cooker?

When it comes to what you can cook in a slow cooker, the possibilities are endless! Whether you want to make the main course for your family dinner or want to take a side dish to a potluck, you can easily add ingredients to your slow cooker, set it, and forget it. Try some of RCG’s new slow cooker recipes, like Chicken & Dumplings or Lobster Mac & Cheese. Yum! You can also browse more slow cooker recipes on our website, as well as many other breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.

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