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Cooking in a too big crockpot


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My very generous brother gave us the biggest crockpot he could find.  I think he thought that was a nice thing to do, but we're a family of 2 and I haven't really figured out how to use it.  I've made some very delicious things, but usually they're done around 3 in the morning, because it says 8 hours, and 8 hours later they're pretty much raw. 


I want to make pot roast with this simmer sauce I bought.  The recipe on the bottle says 1.5 lbs of meat (got that) carrots, potatoes, sauce and 4 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW (yes it capitalizes it, don't know why).  


Can I put it all in, and cook it on low all night (11 hours?  I leave for work again in 12.5 hours)  Then if it's done when I wake up, put it in the fridge, and if it's not done, put it on for another set of hours?  


Does someone have a better plan?

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Inside the crock pot, put a large glass casserole dish. Put your ingredients in that. Cover with foil. Then carefully put water in the crock pot up to about 2/3 of the height of the casserole dish. Cover the crock and cook


That sounds great.  But I don't own any glass casserole dishes that would fit.  


Betty Crocker, I am not.  

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You can use a metal bread pan probably.


I don't have that either.


I just put it in the crockpot with 


1.5 lbs meat


a bag of baby carrots 


a bag of fingerling potatoes


the sauce


I put it on high for 2 hours.  I figure I'll then turn it down to low and go to bed.  Pot roast doesn't really get over cooked.  It just more fall aparty, so how bad could it be?  

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