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Slow Cooker Meats


Outlines the steps to simplifying comfort foods, using lean meats that satisfy in flavor, variety and convenience.

Lesson Objectives:
• Create countless varieties of stews and soups using an ingenious guide
• Learn which meats are best for slow cookers
• Learn to how simply store and reheat batch cooked items

Lesson Summary:
So you want to master your slow cooker, huh? For a better foundation in healthy comfort and convenience, you’ll love this session. This lesson features Chef Ryan’s versatile formula for improvising ethnic inspirations, harmonizing the flavors and textures we truly crave.

On average, Americans only spend 1 hour of their leisure time on cooking…why not make it count? Mastering your slow cooker will help you save time in the kitchen, without compromising on flavor.

Slow Cooker Meats

Slow Cooker Staples

Slow Cooker Step by Step Technique

The longer that meat is held at high heat, the more the protein inside of it will break down. The protein is connected to water molecules so as the protein breaks down, water is released. Once it has reached tertiary break down, the meat becomes stringy and dried out – definitely not delicious.

Storing & Reheating Slow Cooker Meats – Let’s say you make a big batch of tasty, juicy pork shoulder in the slow cooker. How are you able to freeze it for later, but keep that same juicy texture? Once the meat has cooled to a safe temperature, you can portion it out into zippered bags. Make sure to include some of the liquid from the slow cooker to keep it moist and flavorful. Then place these bags flat in the freezer so they are easy to stack. Just take the bag out of the freezer and place on a plate in the fridge to defrost next time you want to use it!

Use these infographics to bring flavorful inspiration to this cooking technique!