Wait! Don’t start your weekend just yet. I need you for a split moment.
A couple of years back they started selling slow cookers here. Okay, so I admit we were a little late to the party! Suffice to say I bought one (a Kenwood) immediately but really, I was duly unimpressed.
The darn thing got so hot that low and slow seemed like an impossible task. Recipes that were supposed to cook for 10 hours were done in 4 hours. Heck, it even continued to boil the food on the ‘keep warm‘ setting.
Plus, and this was a biggie to me, I felt everything came out tasting the same. Nothing tasted the way it was supposed to be and the food somehow always tasted slightly off. I did like it for certain soups—as long as they did not contain any leeks—bolognese sauce and meat stews.
I got rid of it since it was only collecting dust and taking up space. But when I saw this one the other day I really wanted to give it another try. It’s a Rival sauté crock-pot. Apparently you can put this one on the stove and brown the meat/vegetables in it before you transfer it to the base.
So I ordered one. And now I need a few fool-proof, tried and true recipes so I can give it a test spin over the weekend. Beef recipes, soups, chicken, anything goes. Can I weasel one out of you? Pretty please with a cherry on top!?