09 Dec ONLINE FEATURE: 5 Common Slow-Cooker Mistakes That Are Messing Up Your Meals
Slow cooking seems simple, and it is to an extent. Throw your ingredients into a Crockpot, turn up the heat, and go to work. Eight hours later, you’ll find an aromatic dinner in your kitchen just waiting to be eaten. That’s damn easy. Especially when the alternative is sweating over a hot stovetop for hours.
While one of the most obvious benefits of this cooking method is how one-and-done it is, there are a few things you should do—or avoid doing—before, during, and after to get the best, tastiest results possible. If you sometimes find yourself staring into your pot looking at something mushy, overly seasoned, completely flavorless, or straight up gross, you may be making one of these five mistakes.