It takes approximately 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours to cook a 3- to 4-pound roast in a crock pot on the high setting. A roast of the same size takes 9 to 11 hours to cook in a crock pot on the low setting.
Crock pots are an easy, energy-efficient way to cook less expensive cuts of meat. Meat that is boiled quickly loses a great deal of its flavor; the water forces the juices out of the meat while causing its fibers to contract and become tough. Slow cooking allows meat to retain moisture as the fibers expand, creating meat that is tender and juicy.Learn More
A roast beef can be cooked in a Crock-Pot for eight to 10 hours on a low setting. If the Crock-Pot is on a higher setting, it can cook in only four to six hours. The general cook time is about 30 minutes per pound of meat.Full Answer >
Cooking a 3-pound pot roast in a slow cooker takes approximately five to six hours on a high temperature setting and seven to eight hours on a low temperature setting. Cooking times may vary depending on how much fat and connective tissue is present in the cut of meat.Full Answer >
On a low setting, it takes chicken breasts between six and 10 hours to cook in the crock pot. Cooking times are reduced to three to five hours when using the high setting.Full Answer >
Allowing for prep times, which includes searing the meat on all sides before putting into the slow cooker, it takes between 8 and 9 hours to cook a roast, such as a beef pot roast, on the low setting. Cooking the roast on the high setting can reduce the cooking time by as much as half. Roasts are typically made in a slow cooker with vegetables in a broth, which can be used to make a gravy.Full Answer >