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Meat Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow cookers are well known for their helpfulness in the kitchen, allowing you to prepare and cook hearty, warming meals in a simple and convenient way. If you have a busy lifestyle, using a slow cooker is a great way to eat healthy meals cooked from scratch. Planet Eat, an online cooking and lifestyle channel, showcases a wide variety delicious recipes for you to try at home. Sign up for a free, 30-day trial today. 

The Best Meat-Based Recipes for Your Slow Cooker in Our Series

In this masterclass from Italian chef, Francesco Mattana you'll learn the best of rustic Italian cuisine starting with traditional Ragu' Napoletano. This dish uses fine cuts of meat that are slow cooked for 5 hours creating a delicious and tender dish.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Meat Slow Cooker Recipes

Can you put raw meat in the slow cooker?

In short, yes. It is often assumed that you need to brown off the meat before adding it to your slow cooker recipe, which isn’t true. You can add raw meat to your slow cooker and heat on high for a few hours which will cook the meat. This is ideal for casseroles or stews, leaving the meat to cook in the stock and vegetables.

What are the best cuts of meat to put in the slow cooker?

Slow cookers are great for cooking cheaper cuts of meat. Cuts like beef brisket, pork shoulder, lamb shoulder and chicken thighs can make these typically tough types of meat deliciously tender, allowing you to get the best out of the flavour.

Do you always need to add liquid to your slow cooker?

One of the biggest misconceptions when using slow cookers is that a form of liquid, gravy or stock is needed every time. This isn’t the case. In fact, you can cook meat in your slow cooker without the need for the extra moisture. Unless you’re making stew, or soup, liquids aren’t a necessity, they’re optional.

This fine selection of delicious meat slow cooker recipes, you can follow along in your own home, are presented to you by professional chefs with years of food experience. Watch now by signing up to Planet Eat’s online cooking and lifestyle channel and receive a free, 30-day trial today. 

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