If you feel like your slow cooker meals always turn out a little bland, this trick will reawaken the flavors of your dish—no salt required.
Hours of cooking in a crock pot can dull the seasoning of even the most flavorful food. That’s why Sarah Rae Smith at The Kitchn recommends you add a splash of acid to your slow cooker meal, whatever it may be, when it’s close to being done. A little citrus juice or any type of vinegar will reinvigorate your dish and take it from tame to tasty. Stir it in, then it let your dish finish cooking for the last half hour or so. When you’re ready to serve, top it off with your favorite fresh herbs to add a little extra zing. No matter what you’re cooking, it won’t end up a bland bowl of boring.