Because of its power to cook in low temperatures and long periods of time, tenderize hard meat, slow cooker is a famous tool for pot roasts and stews. However, slow cooker is not limited to these dishes; it can be used in a lot of recipes other than pot roasts and stews. The typical kitchen does just know what capabilities the slow cooker can do and how it can be fully maximized. It is an all-in-one kitchen appliance that will make your investment worth it.
These other recipes you can use vary. Probably the most famous is the barbecue due to its closeness to roasting. We all know that you can barbecue every meat out there, from chicken meat to the ‘fiber-ful’ contents of steak. You can use the slow cooker to tenderize meats that are impossible for the griller to soften and then you can do the grilling afterwards. You can put in the seasoning while in the slow cooker so that the meat will be flavored therefore no more marinating.
Even better, you can use the slow cooker for barbecue without using the griller. You just have to put some barbecue ingredients in. It will taste better than the original barbecue cooked in grill and will be softer for your teeth to grind.
Surprisingly, you can also bake different types of breads off slow cookers. You just do the mixing and the kneading out of the pot. And you just need a rack for the mold so that you can put in hot water for heating. It will really taste the same as baked in a bread machine but your bread machine here is the slow cooker. Though there might be some imperfections, you can just use a bread maker for ensured results. Slow cookers can also bake cakes. You will also need a rack for the heating.
You can cook pasta dishes in the slow cooker. The macaroni or the pasta should be cooked first before putting them in the pot. Do the mixing in the pot and pour over the sauce afterwards. Cover the pot and cook in low temperature for 8 hours. The heat of the pot will create the main flavor of the pasta by extracting gravy from each ingredient and then spreading it amongst the content. That way, the people who are going to eat the dish will not taste some plain spots on the pasta.
There are still many dishes out there that you can cook with the slow cooker. Be sure to experiment and never give up. You will come up with your own home-made recipe one day!