Slow Cooker Secrets

On a budget? Pressed for time? Transform tough, cheap cuts into delicious dinners that practically cook themselves. Try our top tips and recipes.

Smoky Slow Cooker Chili
Randy Mayor

Tip 4: Know When to Go High, and When to Go Low.

Use the HIGH setting if you need to cook a more tender cut of meat relatively quickly. But for tougher cuts, it’s best to use the LOW setting and cook longer to allow time for the meat to grow tender. Generally, cooker temperatures range from 170° to 280°. This Smoky Slow Cooker Chili requires cooking a pork shoulder on low for 8 hours.

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