Rival is the manufacturer of many kitchen appliances, including the countertop roaster. This device was primarily designed to roast meats such as chickens, beef and pork roasts. Although the Rival Roaster is capable of roasting foods with cooking times comparable to a conventional oven, it can also act as a slow cooker. Slow cooking works best on tough cuts of meat; the long cooking time will tenderize the meat. For tender cuts, slow cooking can cook it to pieces.
Choose a cut of meat to slow cook. Beef, pork and veal cuts involving a shank, rump, shoulder or round are good choices because they are tougher cuts of meat.
Season the meat with salt, pepper or your choice of seasonings. Season every side of the meat.
Place the meat into the slow cooker.
Set the Rival Roaster to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Set the Rival Roaster to slow cook for 90 minutes for every 30 minutes of regular roasting time. For example, a leg of lamb cooks for 20 to 22 minutes per pound. If you roast a 5-lb. leg of lamb, it would cook for 100 to 110 minutes. Slow cooking the same leg of lamb would take 300 to 330 minutes.
Add water or broth to the roaster until the meat is at least half submerged.
Cook your meat for the required time. Avoid opening the lid which will cause steam to escape and can increase your cooking time. It is unnecessary to stir the contents of the roaster when slow cooking, so the lid can stay in place the entire time.
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