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Thread: Can you put a cold crock in the crockpot????

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    Can you put a cold crock in the crockpot????

    I mixed a chicken chili tonight and put it in the crock. I was planning on putting it in the crockpot tomorrow morning and cooking it all day on low. Can I put it straight into the cold liner from the fridge or do I have to let it come to room temp first??

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    Straight from the fridge works with my crockpot
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    Good. I figured it should if the liner was cold, but I didnt want it to crack...
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    Not mine...

    Did you check their website? I hate these kind of things!! I am making a Greek Stew in the crockpot tomorrow morning.
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    you mean Rival's website???

    What is Greek stew????
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    Well, Rival makes it kind of tricky to find their website, if you look for Rival. Here is a link to their Q&A page: http://www.crockpot.com/support_files/questions.asp

    Here is the answer to your question:

    Q: Can I prepare the food in the stoneware and place it in the refrigerator the night before I want to cook?

    A: Yes, you may prepare the ingredients in the stoneware and place it in the refrigerator. The chilled stoneware may be taken directly from the refrigerator and placed in the heating base. You may turn the unit on immediately to either the Low or High setting. Do not preheat the electrical base. You may find that the maximum cooking time is necessary when starting foods directly from the refrigerator.
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    YEA! Thanks Deanna. I was just headed to their website, but amn glad to not spend lots of time searching!
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    You are very welcome. I've always done it that way, but didn't know if it was correct to do so. I was glad to find out for sure!

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    Update, it worked great!! (and the soup was supurb!!!)
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    I'm asking too, what's Greek Stew??????

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    I'm not Susan, but I just plucked this from the healthy crockpot meals thread posted by her. Enjoy!

    Greek Stew
    3 pounds of stewing beef
    1 1/2 pounds small onions
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1- 28 oz. can tomatoes
    1/2 cup beef stock
    1- 5 1/2 oz. can tomato paste
    2 TBS red wine vinegar
    2 tsp dried oregano
    1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
    1/2 cup all purpose flour
    1/2 cup cold water
    1 sweet green pepper, chopped
    1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
    2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
    Cut beef into 1 inch cubes, trimming off any fat Cut onions into wedges leaving root end intact. Put meat & onions into slow cooker along with garlic & tomatoes. Combine beef stock, vinegar, oregano, salt & pepper and add to slow cooker, stirring gently to blend. Cook on Low for 8-9 hours or High for 6 hours. Add flour & water mixture and chopped green pepper. Cook on high for 15 minutes or until thickened. Serve sprinkled with feta & parsley.
    Source: Canadian Living, February 1999
    posted by Marilyn
    Slow Cooker Stew Recipes Index

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