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For today's Friday Favorites, I've compiled my favorite helpful slow cooker infographics for you. I've mentioned time and time again that the slow cooker is my all-time favorite kitchen appliance. I credit my crock pot(s) with helping me stay slim and healthy in a way that feels slow and easy.
The ease and convenience of a slow-cooker is unmatched. Slow cooking eliminates the constant hovering required when you're cooking on the stovetop. Slow cooking is a lot more forgiving than sautéing, baking, broiling roasting or grilling. And best of all, slow cooking, provides leftovers so you don't have to cook everyday unless you want to.
These colorful informative guides provide a ton of helpful hints, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions to guarantee slow cooking success. Enjoy!
Guide to Slow Cooking Infographic
Here's everything you need to know about slow cooking in one handy infographic. The Best Recipes guide to how-to use a slow cooker (aka crock pot) has the all the tips you need for perfecting slow cooked meals.
- The best cuts of meat for the crock pot
- The best time to add specific ingredients
- Slow cooker conversion times
- Converting recipes from high to low and low to high
3,125 Mix-and-Match Slow Cooker Meals Infographic
Sometimes you don’t have the time or patience for the specifics of a recipe your you've got a few odds and ends you need to use up. This great chart shows you a simple mix and match formula to put together a wide variety of slow cooker meals.
You just pick an ingredient from each of the following categories and your good to go:
- Flavor boosters
The chart includes a few examples for each section, but you can experiment with the formula using what you have in the fridge and let your creative juices flow. The chart also suggests you start by pre-cooking your meat and veggies, but being the lazy cook I am, I usually just skip this step and nobody is the wiser.
Source:3,125 Mix-and-Match Slow-Cooker Meals | Prevention
The Ultimate Slow Cooker Guide
This ultimate slow cooker guide offers up a ton of useful tips on how to get the best from your slow cooker. Take a look and prepare to learn something new.
- Slow cooking how-tos for specific ingredients (dairy, fat, fish, frozen food, roasts, seafood, vegetables)
- How to determine the ideal slow cooker size for your family/needs
- Helpful hints for cleaning your crockpot
Source: Civilized Caveman Cooking
Slow Cooker Guide to Cooking Beans Infographic
Here's a simple infographic to help you use your slow cooker to prepare dried beans. While it suggests presoaking, I often skip this step with great success. The only exception is for kidney beans that should always be presoaked.
Source: Dawn Jackson Blatner
Slow & Steady Slow Cooking Success Infographic
Being able to cook a variety of nutritious and delicious meals easily can make or break a healthy lifestyle. Let your slow cooker come to the rescue. This set-it-and-forget-it appliance takes the guesswork out of nearly every meal, from a healthy dinner for two to prepping ahead for the week to crowd-pleasing dishes for your next party. Bookmark this infographic of helpful tips and hints to make the most of this handy tool
- Slow cooker temperature setting guide
- Slow cooker preparation and cooking hacks (tips & tricks)
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