In article <[email protected]>, Mitch@_._
> I had pot roast on the menu for today. I usually use a Dutch oven and
> cook for about 3-4 hours with potatoes, carrots and celery.
> I forgot we had to be someplace at 2pm, and probably won't get home
> until about 4, so I went with the crock pot instead.
> My question is, if I want to add potatoes and carrots, what's the
> minimum time they need in the crock pot?
> I'm assuming I can't put them in now and cook them all day, right?
Place them properly and you won't have to worry about it.
When I layer a crockpot, I do it in this order:
Grain (usually barley)
Root veggies (carrots, spuds)
Meat on the top.
Top with your choice of dried or fresh herbages.
IME, root veggies such as carrots and spuds (and radishes and turnips)
take longer to cook than even tough cuts of meat. Onion, leeks, garlic,
shallots and scallions are softer so go on top of those.
The bottom of the crock pot is hotter.
Meat goes on top with spices.
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