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Cooking Tips

Have questions about cooking your meals? Is your chicken turning rubbery? Are you wondering why the oils are separated from the juices? Check out our blogs for some tips and tricks.

How are Beehive Meals cooked?

Beehive Meals are designed to be cooked in a slow cooker. Each meal includes cooking instructions including recommended slow cooker size, cooking times, and additions if needed (including water, added vegetables, or pasta). Please follow directions c

How do I know when a meal is done?

Use a meat thermometer to measure internal temperature. Protein should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 ° F. With most of our meals, the protein will be tender and shred easily when done. If you are unable to easily shred the protein, retu

Can I use a pressure cooker or an InstantPot?

Though Beehive Meals are primarily designed to be cooked within a slow cooker (Crockpot), many of our meals can be cooked in a Pressure Cooker (InstantPot). Please reference our Pressure Cooker Instructions with the following link: https://beehivemea

Why is my Italian sausage pink?

It is common for Italian Sausage to be pink after cooking due to how the meat was seasoned and cured. To ensure that the sausage is safe to eat, we recommend using a meat thermometer to confirm that meat has been cooked to an internal temperature of

Why is my chicken rubbery?

Tough, rubbery, or even chewy chicken is often a sign of chicken being overcooked. To avoid this, we suggested following tips in this blog post:. How to Avoid Though, Rubbery, or Even Chewy Chicken

There is too much fat/oil in my meal. What should I do?

It is common for fats (natural oil, cream, butter, etc.) to separate during the slow cooking process. These ingredients can easily be mixed back into the meal as it cools. How to Thicken Runny Sauces and Soups

Why is the sauce runny?

Slow cooker meals can be a little more runny than you may be use to. To help, we have written a blog post with tips and tricks on how to thicken runny sauces. How to Thicken Runny Sauces and Soups

Where can I find recipes/meal suggestions?

Follow this link to our Our Meals Page. Any meal with “Multiple serving suggestions” will have additional serving suggestions.