We've said it before, and we'll say it again: it's now slow-cooked food season. While we usually tend toward our Dutch ovens for things like chili, braised chicken, and pulled pork, we totally understand the "set it and forget it" appeal of a plugged-in slow cooker. But people often take that mentality too literally and screw up what could be a deliciously low-and-slow-cooked meal. We asked senior food editor Dawn Perry how to make the absolute worst crock pot dish ever—i.e., how to avoid making mistakes and instead produce tender, delicious meat and absolutely no mushy vegetables.
Check out the slideshow above to avoid making these basic crock pot mistakes.
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