Experts and BHG readers answer.
Can I use a slow cooker for a recipe usually cooked on the stovetop?
Choose recipes that call for less tender cuts of meat, such as beef chuck, brisket, pork shoulder or stew meat. The cooker must be at least 1/2 full and no more that 2/3 full, so adjust ingredient amounts accordingly. Cut potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and other dense vegetables into bite-size pieces. The vegetables go in the bottom of the cooker. (Add tender vegetables, such as broccoli and green beans, the last 30 minutes of cooking.) Place the meat on top of the vegetables. Reduce the total amount of luqiid in your recipe by about half.