This long-cooking Southern stew seemed a natural for the slow cooker. Instead, we got an alarming mush. The right timing—and a trick—helped us fix it.
Could we adapt this classic Creole dish to a modern kitchen?
If we could figure out how to add flavor to both the broth and the tender noodles, we’d be fast converts to this Appalachian stew.
The slow cooker is a perfect place to prepare a long-simmered chili—but if you’re using turkey instead of beef, problems loom.
By definition, chili equals heat and liveliness. The slow cooker sure put a damper on things.