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No Photos 4th Oct 2017
Stews And Slow Cooking

Good cooking has not always been something I am known for. Once upon a time all I ever ate were microwave ready meals and takeaways. The more I spent on takeaways the bigger my belly got. I'd forgotten what fresh vegetables looked like and the only fruit I ate came in a crumble or pie.This handy piece of kitchen equipment is economical to buy, comes in many different styles and sizes and does not overheat your kitchen the way an oven can.A suggestion for the leftovers is to add some of the shredded pork to your favorite Cheese Quesadillas recipe. It tastes great when served with a nice Tomato Basil Soup.Initially I wondered how good it would be, as when I spooned out half of the can into my bowl it seemed to have a lot of grease at the top of the can. However, I stirred it well and heated it in my microwave, and the Nalley Big Chunk No Beans easy chili crockpot did not taste at all greasy.The size of the crock pot depends on the size of your family. For a big family, a 4-6 quart pot is ideal. For just a couple of people, a one quart pot is best to prepare slow cooked chili recipes. Choose a cooker with multiple settings and other features like a timer, automatic shut-off, or a warmer. Such features prove to be quite helpful for people who remain outdoors for 8 to 10 hours. There are cookers that feature digital temperature reading or temperature gauge. It ensures that the pot maintains a safe temperature for cooking food. This cuts off the risk of illnesses related to over-cooking or under-cooking food.Some meat dishes, especially when you are using tough cuts, can take up to ten hours to tenderize in a crock pot but fish cooks faster, which is why slow cooker chili for fish usually only need three or four hours. Leaving the fish in the crockpot when it has finished cooking can dry it out so this is not something to leave in there all day while you are out. You will need to serve the fish as soon as it is ready.If you regularly read food blogs or use recipe search engines, you might have noticed that crockpot recipes are very much sought after. They were already popular in the middle of the last century of course but then seemed to become less so over the next few decades. These days slow cookers really are back in vogue. This is mainly because the modern lifestyle demands it.Pour the sauce into a large pan and carefully skim fat with a spoon. Put gravy flour into a cup and, stirring constantly, add a little cold water. Pour this mixture into the sauce, stirring chilli con carne fries. Cook over medium heat until sauce thickens. Return the short ribs to the sauce, cover, and cook over low heat for five minutes. Serve immediately with ciabatta bread and a green salad. Makes 6 generous servings.

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