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Feb 25, 2010 05:33 PM

Recipes for electric roaster oven?

I just bought a GE roaster oven on impulse. (It was $22 at Wal-Mart - who could resist?) The instruction booklet only has maybe half a dozen recipes. I made a pot roast today, using one of them, and it was very good, although I think the 4-hour cooking time could have been a maybe half an hour or even an hour longer. I would have preferred the meat (beef chuck) to be closer to falling apart. Now I'm intrigued, Does anyone have any favorites to share with me? Or advice on using my new toy?

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  1. If it's just a roaster, not a rotisserie, I don't see why recipes would be any different for it than for a regular oven - allowing, of course, for the more limited capacity. Just pull out your favorite cookbook and get roasting!

    1. I inherited my great-grandmother's Nesco roaster oven. As she did before me, I use the same recipes in it as in a regular oven with no problems. She always used it for baking her bread. I particularly like to use it during the holidays when there are many dishes that need the oven.


      1. As others have said, you can use it for anything you'd do in a regular oven.

        But wait, there's more! The main difference between a roaster oven and a regular oven is that it is lined with a removable cooking pan. Which comes in handy if you're cooking for a big crowd.

        You can build a lasagna that will serve 20+people right in the insert. Or you can go liquid and make several gallons of soup or stew. And it's as large a water bath as you could want for sous vide cooking - just plug it into a PID temperature controller.