Then you put everything in the slow cooker. I spray the interior of the slow cooker with a cooking oil spray to prevent sticking and make clean-up easier. First I put the potatoes in, then added and mixed in the vegetables and meat. Next I mixed in the shredded cheese. Finally, I mixed in the soup and sour cream. That can be a little tricky, but keep mixing. It does not have to be perfect. As it cooks it gets saucy and mixes in.