Hooking up a crock pot is a great way to make delicious slow-cooked meals without spending too much time in the kitchen. With just a few easy steps, you can have a delicious dinner ready when you get home from work.
First, youll need to plug your crock pot into a wall outlet. Make sure your outlet is not overloaded with other appliances and that it can support the wattage of your crock pot. Once the crock pot is securely plugged into the outlet, you can start prepping your ingredients. Take the time to measure and chop your vegetables, as well as season your meats.
Once youve finished prepping, its time to add your ingredients to the crock pot. Depending on the size of your crock pot, youll need to adjust the amount of ingredients you add. For example, if youre using a 7-quart slow cooker, youll likely need to double some of the ingredients in your recipe. Always be sure to read the manufacturers instructions for guidance on how much food your crock pot can hold.
Once all of the ingredients are in the crock pot, you can set the timer and temperature according to your recipe. Most crock pots will have settings for high, low and warm. Depending on your recipe, you may need to adjust the timer so that your meal is cooked at the right temperature for the right amount of time.
Finally, when its time to eat, carefully use oven mitts to remove the lid and stir your meal together. Enjoy your delicious slow-cooked meal!