Are you one of those cooks that have learned tender meat is beyond your realm of understanding? Can’t seem to get perfect gravy? Do you find yourself turning green with envy when you savor meals at the homes of others while yours seem to lay like lumps on the serving platter? Then perhaps it’s time to welcome a slow cooker into your home.
Any barbecue specialist from the south will tell you that “slow and low” is the best way to cook meat, any meat. With a crock-pot, this is the only way you can cook and the food is perfect, nearly every time, making your dinner table the envy of others. Prepare to invite your friends to feast in your home for you will dazzle them with your ability to cook intricate or simple meals to perfection.
Lamb has always been one of the more difficult meats to cook. The meat, by definition, should be tender and succulent. However, it requires a bit more skill in preparing due to the easy way in which it can turn on you in the kitchen, very quickly. However, with a crock-pot, lamb recipes will no longer terrify even the most novice of chefs. Due to “slow and low”, lamb slow cooker recipes will be like butter in your mouth, tender and easy to cut even with a fork.
Beef has always been an easy cut of meat that is never forgiving in the oven. A beef roast prepared in a slow cooker, stewing and marinating in its juices will be tender and moist every time you make it. Adding some vegetable and spices in the last hour of cooking will assure a delicious and filling meal. Why not bake some bread from the freezer case at your grocery store and add another amazing aroma to your already mouth-watering meal?
If the forecast is calling for clouds and rain, nothing would suit better than some delicious Beef Vegetable Stew. By cooking the stew “slow and low”, the chunks of beef, pork or even steak will tenderize with each passing hour. When the weather outside is dreary, who has the energy, or the desire for that matter, to stand in the kitchen to make the stew? Let the slow cooker do the cooking for you while you curl up with a warm blanket and a good book. Just cut everything up, how doesn’t matter since it’s stew, and toss it all into the crock-pot with some pre-made gravy or water with corn starch added. You might want to come stir it every couple of hours, when you gather the energy to enter your kitchen to make a cup of tea, but other than that, it’s the slow cooker doing the work.
No matter what the cut of meat, whether it’s a tough old bird or a stringy piece of beef, the crock-pot can make it one of the finest meals to hit your table in a long time. Marinating in the juices and gravy from the meat, you can’t go wrong with meat in the crock-pot so long as you remember these three words: slow and low is the way to go.