Crock Pot Reconstitution

I have a large bag of dried mixed mushrooms. The one time I used them in the past, I followed the directions of soaking them in boiling water and then I added them to soup I was making. They were tough and chewy and not tasty. Now that I have a crock pot and have a nice recipe for a spicy pot roast that cooks on low for 8-10 hours, I am thinking I could just throw the bag in with the other ingredients and they would surely be soft and delicious. Can anyone tell me if this will work? I seem to remember when I soaked the mushrooms and then cooked in the soup, it took 2-3 hours.

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