Especially if you
are creating your own crock pot recipe, it can be hard to
know how full it should be when you are busy creating a masterpiece.
Fortunately, there is a rule of thumb you can follow to ensure
that your meal will be cooked through without being overcooked.
Ideally, the slow
cooker should be at least half full, yet no more than three
quarters full. For the perfect slow cooker cooking environment,
aim for your crock pot to be about two thirds full.
Some recipes do
call for it to be less than half full, so don't be alarmed
if that is the case. This also may be due to some ingredients
being added later in the cooking.