Slow cooker recipes average 6 to 10 hours of cook time. If you want to convert your favorite recipes to the slow cooker, use the following guidelines. (You can always check to make sure your food has safely finished cooking by using a meat or instant-read thermometer. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the cooked food without touching bone or the cooking container to get an accurate reading.)

Cooking Times
Traditional Recipe Slow Cooker, Low Setting Slow Cooker, High Setting
45 minutes 6–10 hours 3–4 hours
50–60 minutes 8–10 hours 4–5 hours