A small electric appliance that slowly cooks food with a low, moist heat. This piece of cookware allows food to be prepared at a consistent low temperature and is designed to cook for a period of six to twelve hours.
"Crock-Pot" is actually the brand name for a Rival® slow cooker. The term "crockpot" is often used when referring to a slow cooker, which is a small electric appliance that cooks food slowly with a moist heat that is low in temperature.
A food made popular in the southern U.S. that is made from the small intestines of hogs. The intestines are slow cooked over several hours in an attempt to tenderize the meat and reduce the chewy texture of this organ.
Also known as the shank, it is a cut of beef taken from the front lower leg of a steer. Due to the connective tissue, this cut is very tough so it is commonly braised or slow cooked to tenderize the meat.
A mixture made with sugar, water, egg yolks, butter, cream from milk, lemon flavored concentrate, natural lemon flavors, and pectin that is thickened by slowly cooking the ingredients in a double boiler.
The process of preparing meat from by cutting the meat into cubes. Typically, a Cubed Steak is used to describe a cut of beef that is usually only suitable for stewing and slow cooking and may require tenderizing before it can be used so it is cut into bit-sized cubes.
A hearty meat stew originating in southern France, that consists of a confit (most often duck, goose, or pork) that is combined with white beans, vegetables, and potatoes, placed in a pot, and slowly cooked to blend all of the flavorful ingredients.
Apple butter is great on toast, bread, and plain crackers. It is especially good when the apple butter is homemade. We can show you how to make apple butter, which may seem time consuming, but it is well worth the effort. Starting with good applesauce is important.
Braising | Stewing
Braising and stewing involve the slow cooking of meat in a liquid. This technique tenderizes and softens firm or tough cuts and allows for rich and subtle blending of the meat flavors with those of the liquid and seasonings.
New dessert recipes are always fun to try and we have a great selection of free recipes including cake recipes, pies recipes, and bar and cookie recipes. You will also find some slow cooker recipes for desserts.