Conquering the Slow Cooker
Imagine having a fool-proof method to cook your favorite meats and dishes while you kick back and relax on the couch. No, you’re not dreaming. That device exists — and it’s called a slow cooker.
If you’ve ever heard somebody raving about their slow cooker, rest assured they really are all they’re hyped up to be. They save you valuable time in the kitchen so that you can focus on what truly matters — eating!
They’re also hassle-free, which makes them the perfect kitchen accessory for even the most beginner-level chefs. Still not convinced? One of the more significant perks of these appliances is their ability to save money by allowing you to make your own delicious home-cooked meals — what’s not to love?
Make the Most of Your Appliance
Whether you’re new to the slow cooker world or simply want to know how you can get the most of your trusted appliance, here’s a list of some tips and tricks that’ll help you conquer your slow cooker with ease:
Don’t peek. You may be tempted to crack the lid and keep an eye on your juicy chicken breast as it cooks, but try to keep your anticipation at bay by leaving the lid closed. Keeping the lid shut is an essential part of the cooking process, and allowing the steam to escape could interfere with your meal.
Opt for fresh foods. Sometimes, frozen ingredients take longer to cook. As they thaw in a cooker, the cooking process can alter drastically, too. That’s why it’s important to opt for fresh foods, such as Premio’s Italian Sausage — which is made with fresh ingredients and butcher-quality cuts of meat.
Never overcrowd. You need a little space every now and then, and your foods do, too. Don’t fill your slow cooker to the brim with your favorite ingredients. As a general rule of thumb, keep your appliance only roughly half full to avoid under-cooking.
Tasty Slow Cooker Meals in Minutes
So you’ve mastered your slow cooker, but now you’re left with one fundamental question — what do I eat? Whether you’re a fan of stews or meats, you can never go wrong with our easy sausage recipes for dinner, which provide you with the juicy flavor and tasty additions both you and your family desire.
Are you in the mood for soup? What about a delicious bowl of grits and chopped greens? Whatever your palate calls for, here are a few of our top slow-cooker meals:
Crockpot Lasagna — Use your favorite Premio Sausage along with the traditional lasagna ingredients for a super easy take on this favorite dish.
Slow Cooker Spicy Sausage and Lentil Soup — Just combine creamy chicken broth with Premio Hot Italian Sausage, fresh veggies and lentils, and you’ve got dinner ready in a snap.
Easy Sausage Stew — Cold outside? Try this classic dish with a little extra pizzazz from our Premio Italian Sausage with tomato, garlic and rosemary.
When it comes to slow cookers, your possibilities are seemingly endless. Whether you’re in the mood for a creamy soup or hearty stew, remember to include Premio Sausage in every dish.
What are your favorite slow cooker meals? Let us know in the comments below!