One-Dish Meals - (Page 5)

p. 65 SlOw COOker tipS generally speaking: • Read the manual that comes with your slow cooker. • For easy clean-up, spray the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray. • Thaw frozen vegetables or rinse with warm water before placing them in the slow cooker. • Heat or microwave leftovers until thoroughly heated before placing in a preheated slow cooker to keep hot. location, location, location: • Food placed on the bottom of the slow cooker will often be extremely moist from being in the cooking liquid so follow recipe directions carefully and layer foods as directed. • Root vegetables such as carrots and potatoes take longer to cook, so cut them into smaller pieces and place in the bottom of the slow cooker for best results. safety first: • If you’re preparing perishable ingredients ahead (i.e. meat and vegetables), refrigerate them in separate containers to avoid crosscontamination. • Defrost meat or poultry before adding it to the slow cooker. • Always cook raw ground beef thoroughly before placing it in the slow cooker. • Don’t slow cook whole chickens or meat loaf because they cook too slowly and remain in the harmful bacteria zone too long. • Refrigerate any leftovers in covered shallow containers within two hour after cooking is complete. all about timing: • To shorten cooking time, turn the slow cooker to High for 1 hour, which counts as 2 hours on Low. • Cooked food may be held for up to 1 hour without overcooking. • Removing the cover of the slow cooker may lengthen cooking time as much as 15 to 20 minutes. To check on the food while it cooks, try spinning the cover until vapors fall off so you can see inside. When you need to stir, lift the lid slightly just so you can get the spoon in. Pillsbury Most Requested Recipes™ 

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One-Dish Meals

One-Dish Meals
Casserole Know-How
Slow Cooker Tips
Speedy Stove Top Meals
Easy Oven Meals
Slow Cooker Favorites
Cozy Desserts
Nutrition Information

One-Dish Meals