you double slow cooker recipes?
When you are doing
slow cooker recipes - especially favorites that you might
want to double up in order to freeze the extras for your freezer
cooking - but can you safely double your slow cooker recipes?
you cannot easily double slow cooker recipes like you can
most other recipes, unless you are cooking them in single
batches using multiple slow cookers, you cannot double up
All slow cooker
recipes, especially those that contain meat, are calculatged
precisely to ensure the meat is cooked to a safe temperature.
When the recipe is doubled, it takes significantly longer
for the ingredients to reach the safe cooking temperature,
which means that it might not cook long enough to kill any
unsafe bacteria in raw meat, such as beef and chicken, which
is normally killed when it reaches cooking temperature for
a period of time.
When you do try
doubling a recipe, usually there is too much liquid in the
end product once it is finished cooking. You can try experimenting
by doubling the solid ingredients but only adding half the
liquid. It is easier to add more liquid later in the cooking
than it is to try and compensate for too much.