Remove the outer plastic package the meat comes packaged in and place in the slow cooker with the seasoning and small amount of juice from the bag. Completely cover the meat with water. I set my slow cooker for ten hours on LOW. I set the slow cooker the night before. The following morning I added the cabbage, carrots, potatoes, onions. I set the slow cooker to cook another 6 hours on HIGH. You will add more water if needed.