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Beef in slow cooker- help!

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bagelfiend Sat 17-Jan-15 21:17:01

I'm slow cooking a beef and ale pie filling for lunch tomorrow. Only issue is that i put it in the slow cooker at 5. If I want to cook it for 8 hours, I'll have to stay up until 1 which is not looking likely.

Will it be ok on low until 7 in the morning (14 hours cooking) or will the meat disintegrate?

Having MIL and SIL for lunch tomorrow for the first time and am eager to impress!

CogitoErgoSometimes Sat 17-Jan-15 21:19:14

Take it out of the slow cooker and put it in a real oven at Gas 2 or about 140C. It'll be done in 3 hours and then you can chill it down overnight. If you cook it for 14 hours it will be overdone and tasteless

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 17-Jan-15 21:20:34

Have you got a timer up?

can you not just put it on when you go to bed and switch it off in morning.

I would expect it will be ok unless you have a slow cooker that is surprisingly quick and burns.

set an alarm and get up to switch off then go back to bed?

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 17-Jan-15 21:20:49

timer plug

bagelfiend Sat 17-Jan-15 21:29:41

Thanks for the replies- have recently moved house and haven't quite figured out the oven yet (it seems unpredictable!).

I may well just set an alarm and snooze on the couch until it's time to turn it off!

Starting to wish I had just bought a ready made pie!

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