Slow Cooker Cooking Charts

With a slow cooker, your meal pretty well cooks itself. It simply consists of dumping in your ingredients and letting the slow cooker work its magic. In addition to simplicity, a slow cooker brings out wonderful flavours in your food and tenderizes your meat.

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Beef

 Proportion (lbs) Cook Time (hours) LOW TEMP Cook Time (hours) HIGH TEMP
Beef Short Ribs 3 to 4 8 to 9 5 to 6
Brisket 4 to 5 8 to 10 4 to 5
Chuck Roast 3 to 4 9 to 10 7 to 7
Corned Beef 3 to 4 9 to 10 5 to 6
Flank Steak 2 to 3 8 to 10 4 to 5
Meatloaf 2 3 to 4 2 to 3
Prime Rib Roast 4 to 6 5 to 6 3 to 4
Sirloin Roast 3 to 4 3 to 4 5 to 6
Veal Shank 2 to 3 7 to 8 3 to 4

Poultry

 Proportion (lbs) Cook Time (hours) LOW TEMP Cook Time (hours) HIGH TEMP
Chicken (whole) 4 to 6 5 to 6 2 to 3
Chicken Breast (boneless) 2 to 3 2 to 3 1 to 2
Chicken Pieces (bone-in) 3 to 4 4 to 5 2 to 3
Cornish Game Hens 8 to 10 4 to 5
Duck Breast 2 to 4 6 to 8 3 to 4
Turkey Breast 5 to 7 5 to 6 3 to 4
Whole Duck 4 to 5 8 to 10 4 to 5

Pork

 Proportion (lbs) Cook Time (hours) LOW TEMP Cook Time (hours) HIGH TEMP
Baby Back Ribs 5 to 8 8 to 10 5 to 6
Country Style Ribs 2 to 4 6 to 7 4 to 5
Ham (cured) 7 to 8 4 to 5 2 to 3
Loin Roast 4 to 5 4 to 6 2 to 3
Pork Chops (2-inches thick) 2 to 3 5 to 6 2 to 3
Pork Sausages 1 to 2 2 to 3 1
Tenderloin 1 to 3 3 to 4 1 to 2
Shoulder 6 to 8 8 to 10 5 to 6

Lamb

 Proportion (lbs) Cook Time (hours) LOW TEMP Cook Time (hours) HIGH TEMP
Lamb Chops 3 to 4 4 to 6 2 to 3
Lamb Shoulder (cubed) 2 1/2 – 3 6 to 8 3 to 4
Leg of Lamb (bone-in) 4 6 t0 8 4 to 5
Lamb Shank 3 to 4 6 to 8 4 to 5

Fish & Seafood

 Proportion (lbs) Cook Time (hours) LOW TEMP Cook Time (hours) HIGH TEMP
Codfish 1 1/2 to 2 1 30 (minutes)
Crab Legs 2 to 3 3 to 4
Fish Chowder 4 to 5 2 1/2 to 3
Flounder 1 1/2 to 2 30 to 60 (minutes) 30 (minutes)
Halibut  1 1/2 to 2 1 30 (minutes)
Salmon  1 1/2 to 2 1 30 (minutes)
Seafood Stew 4 to 5 2 to 3
Shrimp 30 to 60 (minutes)

 

Vegetables

 Proportion  Cook Time (hours) LOW TEMP Cook Time (hours) HIGH TEMP
Artichokes whole 5 to 6 3 to 4
Beets  whole 6 to 8 3 to 4
Broccoli florets 2 to 3 1 to 1 1/2
Butternut Squash large chunks 6 to 8 4 to 5
Cauliflower florets 5 to 6 2 1/2 to 3
Corn on the Cob 5 to 6 3 to 4
Green Beans  whole 4 to 5 2 to 3
Onions sliced 8 to 10 4 to 5
Sweet Potatoes  whole 6 to 8 3 to 4
Parsnips sliced 4 to 6 2 to 3
Potatoes  whole 8 to 10 4 to 5
Zucchini sliced 4 to 5 2 to 3

Beans & Grains

Cook Time (hours) LOW TEMP Cook Time (hours) HIGH TEMP
Beans (dried) 10 to 12 5 to 6
Farro 2 to 4
Grits 6 to 8 3 to 4
Quinoa 2 to 3
Wild Rice 6 to 7 3 to 4

Desserts

Cook Time (hours) LOW TEMP Cook Time (hours) HIGH TEMP
Bread Pudding 3 to 4
Cake Mixes 3 to 4
Cheesecake 1 to 2
Flourless Cake 1 to 2

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