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Help, Soup Mix!

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  • i am going to do a stew or casserole tomorrow and was going to chuck this in with it in slow cooker but have just read packet and it says they need to be soaked overnight will they still be ok in slow cooker tomorrow or will it all turn to mush?
  • Gingham_RibbonGingham_Ribbon Forumite
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    If it has whole dried peas in it you'll definitely need to soak it overnight or they'll still be too hard after everything else has cooked.

    If you soak the mix tonight then rinse it well before adding to the slow cooker it should cook perfectly!
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  • noonesperfectnoonesperfect Forumite
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    I'm planning to do a beef stew in my slow cooker tomorrow. If I soak some broth mix for 8-12 hours can I just put it in the stew or does it need to be soaked overnight, boiled for 30 minutes and then cooked in the stew. I'm a bit confused.
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  • trying-very-tryingtrying-very-trying Forumite
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    If it's just standard broth mix, i.e no kidney beans, then you shouldn't need to boil it first.
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  • stilerninstilernin Forumite
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    If it is the standard 'broth mix' and not one you have made up yourself with larger dried beans, the will be no need to soak it.

    I would stir it all up at least once during cooking though. This will expose all surfaces to the liquid.
  • noonesperfectnoonesperfect Forumite
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    Pearl Barley (55%), Yellow Split Peas (18%), Green Split Peas (9%), Marrowfat Peas (9%), Red Split Lentils (9%).
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    Pearl Barley (55%), Yellow Split Peas (18%), Green Split Peas (9%), Marrowfat Peas (9%), Red Split Lentils (9%).

    No problem with just bunging that in at the beginning and giving it a a stir half way through.

    Enjoy........
  • noonesperfectnoonesperfect Forumite
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    Excellent, thank you.

    Because the weather was forecast mild for today I decided to shelve the stew idea and make some soup instead.

    I finely sliced green bits of leeks, pale green cauli leaves, grated carrot, stock cubes, water, curry powder, herbs, a couple of fresh tomatoes and a tin of tomatoes plus some broth mix (it had had about 3 hours soak).
    Anyway, I left it to cook on low overnight in my SC and after 9.5 hours everything is still somewhat "crunchy".
    I think I must have gone wrong somewhere, should I have brought it to the boil and then it to turned it low.
    I've transferred it to a saucepan now to cook on the hob for an hour. If anyone tried to eat the soup as was they would have had awful tummyache!

    Or is my SC underpowered in some way do you think?
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  • noonesperfectnoonesperfect Forumite
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    Excellent, thank you..........bump!

    Because the weather was forecast mild for today I decided to shelve the stew idea and make some soup instead.

    I finely sliced green bits of leeks, pale green cauli leaves, grated carrot, stock cubes, water, curry powder, herbs, a couple of fresh tomatoes and a tin of tomatoes plus some broth mix (it had had about 3 hours soak).
    Anyway, I left it to cook on low overnight in my SC and after 9.5 hours everything is still somewhat "crunchy".
    I think I must have gone wrong somewhere, should I have brought it to the boil and then it to turned it low.
    I've transferred it to a saucepan now to cook on the hob for an hour. If anyone tried to eat the soup as was they would have had awful tummyache!

    Or is my SC underpowered in some way do you think?
    :wave:
  • trying-very-tryingtrying-very-trying Forumite
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    What ios the power of your slow cooker? It'll tell you on the bottom of the cooker casing. The power levels do seem to vary alarmingly.
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