You love the simplicity of a slow cooker when it comes to making steaks, soups, stews, and fried rice.
But you know this simple kitchen equipment can make you a cooking adventurist? Aside from hurry-bury cooking solutions, this multifaceted equipment can cook you more than stews and rice. Let’s know what!
Ways to Use A Slow Cooker
Making deep brown and caramelized apple butter will make your house smell autumnal. Just throw all ingredients in the cooker and move away for 12 hours. It’s worth waiting.
You can customize apple butter by mixing a variety of apple, apple pie spice, or pumpkin pie spice. Store the butter in a mason jar for improved longevity.
Loaded Baked Potatoes
Start your next morning with slow cooker baked potatoes. It’s a meal in itself. Fry your favorite veggies together and stuff Russet potatoes with this mixture. Brush potatoes with olive oil and place in a greasy pan. Cover the pan and let potatoes bake on high until potatoes become tender. Enjoy hot with sauces!
Discover the sweet side of your slow cooker by making crowd-pleasing cakes and brownies. Place parchment paper on the bottom and foil paper on the sides of the cooker. Pour brownies batter into the cooker and let it bake until fluffy. Check if an inserted toothpick comes out clean. If yes, turn off the flame and allow brownies to completely cool. Serve hot or cold with chocolate syrup!
Looking for the easiest game-day meal? Try chicken wings in the slow cooker to make you tender and never-dry chicken wings. Add wing to the cooker and cover it with sauces. Cook it on high for 2 hours and then cook more on low for 2 hours. Place cooked wings on a baking sheet and bake in the oven (preheated to 400 degrees F) for 30 minutes. Serve with wing sauces and hot beverages.
Making this classic Italian dish requires constant stirring to achieve a creamy consistency. Use a slow cooker to free up your hands and still enjoy the same taste. Start with cooking in a skillet and then transfer the stock all at once into the cooker for further cooking.
Turn your bones, vegetables, aromatics, and water into a golden liquid quickly using the slow cooker. The homemade stock retains the flavor of all ingredients. Add all ingredients and spices, cover the lid and let it cook for 10 hours. Let it cool and strain out. Discard the veggies and bones. Use it hot or cold as you prefer.
Just imagine a dinner table occupied with homemade dishes and enlightened with handmade candles. Making splendid candles using a slow cooker is a cinch. Fill mason jars with solid wax flakes, scent, oils, and anything you want. Put the lid tightly on the jar and place it in the cooker filled with water. Make sure water reaches up the sides of the jar. Once the wax melts, take out the jar from the cooker and allow it to cool. Add a wick in the cooled candle.
Mac & Cheese
Allow yourself an easy way to cook your kids’ all-time favorite Mac and cheese pasta in a slow cooker at home. Put all ingredients in a slow cooker, cover it and cook for 2-4 hours. Toss some cheese and oregano on the dish and serve hot straight from the cooker.
I’m Asma Sheikh, a home cook and recipe developer with a passion for all things food. On my blog (The Kitchen Advisor), you’ll find everything from healthy weeknight dinners to decadent desserts, and everything in between. So whether you’re a seasoned home cook or just getting started in the kitchen, I hope you’ll find something here that inspires you to get cooking!