Slow cookers are one of the MVPs of the kitchen — but they can sometimes be tricky to use.
So whether you're already a slow cooker connoisseur or a total newbie, we wanted to share some super-useful hacks for how to get the most out of the thing.
For this, we turned to an expert: Sarah DiGregorio is the author of the new Adventures in Slow Cooking cookbook. (She's also a BuzzFeed Food alum!) Below, she shares some of her best tips and tricks for how to slow-cook like a pro. At the bottom of this post, you'll also find one of her favorite recipes: slow cooker shakshuka. 🍳