crock pot cooking times

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-16-2014
crock pot cooking times
Sun, 03-02-2014 - 1:23am

I am going to try a crock pot recipe (beef stew) tomorrow for the first time and am shooting for 3-4 servings rather than the recipe's 6-8. Should I reduce the cooking time as well? The recipe calls for 8-10 hours on Low

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2013
Mon, 03-03-2014 - 11:40am

I made 4 servings of beef tips in the crock pot just yesterday and reduced my time by a couple of hours. Mine were fork tender by 6 hours on low.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Mon, 03-10-2014 - 7:07pm
I love using the crock pot I have 3 of them in this house... It save times big times...
Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Mon, 03-10-2014 - 10:07pm

I have at least 7 crocks here and they all cook differently.  I stay on top of them; I don't leave them unattended all day.  Too many wrecked dishes and too many horror stories from members here about crocks catching fire when no one was home (electrical fires).  

Cookig times in all of my crocks vary, because my "hi" and "low" are different temps in each crock.  It gets complicated.