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    Confused Crockpot question..

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    I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong when I use my crockpot, but the meat comes out so dry. It's very tender, almost falls apart, but it is completely dry. Could I be overcooking it maybe? There's always enough liquid in there.
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    I only put like 1 teaspoon of liquid in my crockpot... the natural juices make it tender and moist.
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    hmm thats unusual as my meat doesn't come out dry. do you let it rest before you take it out of the crock pot? Ie turn off the crock pot and let it sit with the cover off for a bit before eating..


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    You are overcooking. If you are adding the liquid and it's still dry it has be overcooked. Invest in a meat thermometer. usually you'll think it's done when it's way past being done. Or at least that's how I am
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosebud* View Post
    hmm thats unusual as my meat doesn't come out dry. do you let it rest before you take it out of the crock pot? Ie turn off the crock pot and let it sit with the cover off for a bit before eating..
    No I usually start cutting into it right away, so maybe I should let it rest a bit first.
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    yup just like when you make a roast in the oven you have to let it rest before you cut into it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley View Post
    You are overcooking. If you are adding the liquid and it's still dry it has be overcooked. Invest in a meat thermometer. usually you'll think it's done when it's way past being done. Or at least that's how I am
    That's a good idea. I'm always so scared that the meat isn't cooked enough, but always try to follow the hours it has in the directions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahf View Post
    I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong when I use my crockpot, but the meat comes out so dry. It's very tender, almost falls apart, but it is completely dry. Could I be overcooking it maybe? There's always enough liquid in there.
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    I put liquid in mine and get a really marbled piece of meat. Comes out good.
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    also make sure your roasts and such have a nice piece of fat on the bottom. That helps the juices remian in there
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