how to do simmer pot

how to do simmer pot

How To Do A Slow Cooker or Simmer Pot

Slow cooking is a great way to add flavor and save time when cooking hearty meats and vegetables. A slow cooker, crock pot, or simmer pot is an electric kitchen appliance designed to cook food slowly over a period of hours. Slow cooking allows ingredients to cook evenly and develop intense flavors while retaining moisture and nutritional benefits.

What You Will Need

  • Slow cooker or simmer pot
  • 1-2 lbs of your favorite meat (chicken, pork, beef)
  • A selection of vegetables (carrots, potatoes, onions, etc)
  • Favorite herbs and spices
  • 1 cup broth or water


  1. Pick your favorite slow cooker or Simmer Pot.
  2. Fill the bottom of the slow cooker with 1 cup of broth or water.
  3. Cut your chosen meat into 1-inch cubes and layer in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  4. Chop vegetables and layer on top of your meat.
  5. Sprinkle herbs and spices to your liking.
  6. Cover and turn to low setting.
  7. Cook for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally.
  8. After cooking, turn off slow cooker and allow to cool before serving.


  • Cut vegetables into small chunks – Smaller vegetables will cook quicker and will help ensure even cooking.
  • Add more liquid – If your slow cooker is running dry, add more broth, water, or your favorite sauce to keep things moist.
  • Opt for tougher meats – Cheaper cuts of meat are great for slow cookers as tougher meats break down over time and develop intense flavors.

Slow cookers and simmer pots are an easy and convenient way to prepare tasty, wholesome meals. Try experimenting with different ingredients and spices to find your perfect combination. Whether it’s a weekday dinner for your family, or a special occasion for friends, slow cooking is sure to please. Enjoy!