Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Cabbage; 3rd try — 9 Comments

  1. Glad you are enjoying your slow cooker Katie. I on the other hand have not had a whole lot of luck with slow cookers. I have tried everything: reducing liquid, increasing seasonings and increasing/decreasing cooking timings. Still most everything comes out bland tasting. I have even tried 3 different brands of slow cookers…same results…sigh. Even when following someones recipe…same results…bland bland bland! Maybe slow cookers and I just do not get along! 🙂

  2. I have to make sure my beans are thoroughly cooked prior to the slow cooker. I think they’re one of the few things that, unless you let them cook for 12 hours or more, will not cook properly in the slow cooker. Then again, I only tried once with dried beans and after crunchy results, I now use canned that I rinse before adding. Also, even though it’s a slow cooker, if you cook some pork cuts too long, they’ll dry out a bit. Just like chicken breasts. They will too.

    • if beans do not soften after they bean cooked try adding tablespoon of baking soda that usually
      works for me you will need to cook a while longer

  3. Ina – hot sauce? Not for me haha…. I have had pretty good luck, so far. You may have to increase seasonings a lot. Also, I admit, I taste and adjust towards the end.

    nightsmusic. thanks for the tips. I’m learning it’s not quite so standard as one would think…. As to the beans – opinions all over the place. I like yours….

    Kate, so frustrating when all the time is spent for inedible food!

  4. I just heard The Splended Table on the radio and they talked of putting a chicken carcass and vegie scraps in a slow cooker for 24 hours to make rich stock. Don’t know if it works or not, but worth a try.

  5. My go-to recipe for Minestrone soup is from a slow-cooker book (even though my slow-cooker died many years ago and was not replaced). Lots of veg, no beans just some small pasta added near the end.

  6. Penny – the house would smell wonderful if nothing else 😉

    Syrahsuzie, I’ve seen similar versions…. maybe I’ll try that – forget the beans lol