How soon do you add your carrots & potatoes to your crock pot?

October 11th, 2011

I am cooking a Chuck Roast in my crock pot,tomorrow, and I want potatoes and carrots, but I don’t want them super mushy. So when should I add them?
Also, can I use new red potatoes?
Skin on or off?

I have a large crock pot and use it alot. I season the meat , then place in the crockpot the night before. Vegetables are washed and prepared, but stored separately. In the morning, I just add baby carrots, celery, onions and cut up unpeeled red potatoes. Pour a little broth and set it on low before I go to work, and they’re NEVER mushy. (about 8 hours on LOW)

4 Responses to “How soon do you add your carrots & potatoes to your crock pot?”

  1. Robert S

    I add root vegetable first for stew.
    You can add them in the last hour or two.
    Red potatoes are more waxy than mushy.
    Scrub the skins & remove any obvious eyes.
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  2. icybicycle

    First, they will not burn in the crock and
    whole potatoes will not get mushy either if you put them in the beginning.

    They will be very soft and tender, like potatoes should be.

    To get a firmer potato, then add in about 2 hours before your cooking time is done.
    Same goes with bigger cuts of carrots or baby carrots.

    I have cooked over 30 years of these in crocks.
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  3. Carole Speaks\VINCENT HALE

    I would add the carrots and potatoes, just about 15-20 minutes before the roast gets done, they don’t take that long and will be done before you know it. in answer to your next question, you can use red potatoes, skin on or off, it does not matter, it is still going to turn out very good. Oh yeah, the skin has a lot of good things in it, so don’t be too quick to peel it off. ENJOY!!!!!!!!
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  4. yanchagurl

    I have a large crock pot and use it alot. I season the meat , then place in the crockpot the night before. Vegetables are washed and prepared, but stored separately. In the morning, I just add baby carrots, celery, onions and cut up unpeeled red potatoes. Pour a little broth and set it on low before I go to work, and they’re NEVER mushy. (about 8 hours on LOW)
    References :

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