Do You Have Suggestions for Long-Cooking Slow-Cooker Meals?

Do You Have Suggestions for Long-Cooking Slow-Cooker Meals?

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Christine Gallary
May 14, 2015
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Q: My husband and I work 8+ hours with a 1 1/2 total hour commute each day. I'm gone 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or later most days.

I love my Crock-Pot, but most slow-cooker meals won't stand up to 11 or 12 hours of cooking.

Any ideas for really long-cooking Crock-Pot meals?

Sent by Stacy

Editor: Your best bet would be making slow-cooker dishes that have large chunks of meat, like pulled pork, since those cuts need long cooking times for the collagen to melt and for the meat to be tasty.

Your other option would be to get a slow cooker that has a warm function. After the preset cooking time is over, it will switch to a lower temperature that will hopefully help to stop further cooking and overcooking.

Readers, do you have any slow-cooker meals that have a long cooking time to recommend?

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