So I got a slow cooker for mothers day and I'm feeling underwhelmed.
First time I converted an oven beef, carrot and mushroom casserole. After 6 hours on low the meat was still a bit tough and carrots hard. 2nd meal was jacket potato and they were a winner. Last night I did baked beans overnight but some of the beans were still not cooked properly and I had to finish in the oven. Tonight I did meatballs. I layered onion on bottom, added meatballs and a diced tomato. Pored over beef stock mixed with cornflour. Result was average, pretty bland really.
Am I doing something wrong? Any tips? Anyone have any favorite recipes that don't use tinned soups or packet mixes (we are mostly preservative free?