Sunday, 7 February 2016

A Promising New Slow Cooker Technique

Carole's Chatter: A Promising New Slow Cooker Technique

I hope you enjoy hearing about a new slow cooker technique that I have used for the very first time.  I must have got the idea from somewhere but I can't remember where.

Not only did the dish cook well, the end result meant the slow cooker was as clean at the end of the cook as at the beginning.  No scraping off burned on bits.  Win win.

And it was simple – just put your ingredients into foil and make it into a loose package and then cook as per normal.

This dish used pre-marinated pork ribs – but you could use the technique with pretty much anything.


  1. I've never heard of doing that, but it sure makes sense. I've used those crockpot liners with mixed results.

  2. Sounds like my kind of cooking, with no pans to scrub. Love slow cooked ribs too.

  3. intriguing!
    mae from

  4. It does sound like a great way to cook without fuss or a mess--great idea! ;-)
    Aloha, Deb from Kahakai Kitchen

  5. I cooked something that called for putting it on crumpled foil, to keep it from getting too soggy while cooking in the slow cooker, but I'll try lining the Crock Pot the next time I'm cooking marinated meat!

  6. I will definitely try this. I used to use those clear crock inserts but haven't been able to find them for a few years.

  7. Very happy you posted that because I love the slow cooker but cleaning up the burnt bits is such a drag. Ribs sound mighty good!

  8. I never find it's that hard to clean, I just soak it if I need to but I think this method could open up some different cooking methods and cooking with lower quantities of liquid which could be interesting.

  9. I love slow cookers, but hate cleaning them! I may have to give this a try!

  10. Interesting - I never would have thought to use foil in the slow cooker! Thanks for the tip -


    Book By Book

  11. Great post! Hope you had a great Valentine Weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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