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3 Types of Meat that Are Best When Cooked Slowly

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Your slow cooker provides a simple and efficient way to prepare some of your favorite savory dishes. While your appliance does a great job at preparing vegetables, fruits and desserts, there are several types of meat that were seemingly made for the slow cooker.

1. Pulled Pork
Bring this dish to a spring picnic, treat your family at a reunion or enjoy it between a hamburger bun while you watch Netflix - no matter how your eat it, you won't be able to stop enjoying this Cola Pulled Pork.

You'll need:

  • 1 5-pound pork shoulder
  • 2 8-ounce cans cola
  • 1 packet poultry seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Pour both cans of cola in your slow cooker, then stir in the poultry seasoning. Place the pork shoulder in the appliance, using a baster to coat the meat in liquid before covering. Allow the pork to cook for about 4 to 6 hours on high, or 6 to 8 hours on low. Remove the pork and begin shredding with a fork and knife.

In a medium sauce pot, combine ketchup, Chile powder, steak sauce, corn starch, the liquids from the slow cooker, and salt and pepper to taste. Keep the ingredients on low heat while you stir them together - when the sauce thickens, pour over the pulled pork.

2. Rump Roast
Sandwich fans recognize how delicious these treats can be when doused with au jus, so consider making your own sandwich meat with this recipe from Crock-Pot Girl™ Jenn Bare.

You'll need:

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 4 pounds rump roast
  • 1/2 cup water or beef broth

In a small bowl, combine black pepper, paprika, chili powder, celery salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and mustard powder. Rub the mixture on the surface of the rump roast, place it in the slow cooker, and add 1/2 cup broth or water. Cover the appliance and cook for about 8 to 10 hours on low.

3. Beef Brisket
Slow cooked beef brisket? Yes, please!

You'll need:

  • 3 to 4 pounds trimmed beef brisket
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 ounces liquid smoke
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt

Place the beef brisket in your slow cooker. Coat the meat with water, liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce, then top with salt, pepper, garlic salt, onion salt and celery salt. Cover the slow cooker and place it in the fridge for 8 hours. Remove the appliance from the fridge, set it on low and allow it to cook for 8 hours. 

Due to the slow ramp up, and even heating of a slow cooker, recipes featured on this site can be cooked in a range of slow cooker sizes. Recipes can be increased or decreased by one quart size per the cooking instructions. For smaller sauces and dips that calls for 3 quarts or less, it is not recommended to alter the unit size. Crock-Pot® is a registered trademark and should not be used generically when referring to a 'slow cooker' within the recipes.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.


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