You don’t need a whole bird to create a satisfying version of this holiday classic. But you do need to figure out how to make a rich, savory gravy in the slow cooker.
The moist environment of the slow cooker guaranteed tender, juicy “baked ham.” But the glaze spelled trouble.
Low and slow proved to be the perfect path to tender peppers. The filling was another story.
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.
It’s easy to get juicy, saucy barbecued steak tips from a hot grill. But can you make them in the mellow heat and closed confines of a slow cooker?
The slow cooker is a perfect place to prepare a long-simmered chili—but if you’re using turkey instead of beef, problems loom.