Slice, dice and mince the onions, potatoes, carrots, garlic and so on as appropriate. Place into the cooking ham in a crock pot. Add 3 cups of water or beef broth to the cooker to the point where everything is covered. Now add a tablespoon of salt and brown sugar. Cover and slow cook for 8.5 hours.
I have even had some gammon joint recipes for main dishes ruined this way such as one for Sweet and Sour Chicken that was diluted and overcooked while I followed the recipe. And I did follow it--to the letter-which is what I always do when testing a recipe.
#12. When converting your favorite recipes for the Slow Cooker, reduce the amount of liquid since the Slow Cooker lid gives a tight seal and retains steam.
Opening the front door on a cold evening evening and being greeted by the inviting smells of a beef stew or chicken noodle soup wafting from a slow cooker - ahhh - it is truly a diner's dream come true!