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Women's Bean Project chili in slow-cooker?

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HowlinPup Mar 29, 2011 05:14 PM

Hi, Chowhounders. I have a couple 13-oz dried bean/spice packages from the Women's Bean Project--one is Firehouse #10 Hot Chili Mix, and the other is Old Fashioned Mild Chili Mix. Has anyone tried cooking these in a slow-cooker (and even better, at altitude), and if so, what was the cooking time, and at which setting? Did you need to add additional liquid to the slow-cooker?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have!

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    janeh Mar 29, 2011 10:39 PM

    The Women's Bean Project is based in Denver - they're probably the best resource for info on cooking their products, especially at higher altitudes (and they're a great organization)....

    http://www.womensbeanproject.com/

    1. chowser Mar 30, 2011 05:18 AM

      I haven't used those mixes but the general rule of thumb is less liquid in the crockpot. Time depends on the slow cooker because they all run different temperatures but I usually do it on low for 4-5 hours. I do cook everything first on the stove and then transfer it.

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