Dutch ovens are fantastic tools in the kitchen, but they can be pricey and not everyone has one. If you want to cook some classic Dutch oven recipes with a slow cooker instead, here's how. Photo by Janine.
Whether you're looking to cook up an old family recipe or try out something new, Kelli Foster at The Kitchn recommends this simple rule of thumb to convert the Dutch oven recipe:
For recipes cooked at 300°F [150C] or higher: Use the HIGH setting for 5 hours.
For recipes cooked at 300°F [150C] or below: Use the LOW setting for 6 hours.
For the recipes you cook on the high setting, check on your food after four and a half hours just to make sure everything looks OK. For the recipes you cook on the low setting, check on it after about five and a half hours. Some recipes may need more time, but this rule is a good place to start.