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Slow Cooker - The Recipe Collection

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Just bought a slow cooker, but the recipe booklet that accompanies it is rather complicated ('brown meat and veg before putting in the cooker') and I wanted to bung it all in a leave to cook. So does anyone know any easy (really easy) recipes or a book that gives easy recipes?

Thank you.
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  • This is one of our favs

    mushrooms

    pork steak

    red and green peppers cut into strips

    red wine

    paprika

    worcester sauce

    tin chopped tomatoes

    Just throw it all in.....ready when you are !;D
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  • It's trial and error really, anything you would normally cook in a casserole dish, even curries.

    I love cooking this way, it's so quick to just chop and wash everything, throw it in and leave it and it doesn't need watching.  8) Just make sure you put enough liquid in it, although it doesn't tend to evaporate like conventional cooking.

    I've never bothered browning anything before putting it in, except for mince when making a chilli or spag bol.

    It's also useful to cook extra to freeze
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  • rachrach Forumite
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    one of my faves:

    look in bottom of fridge & locate all random bits of veg...if not enough try the freezer.

    wash, chop and throw into slow cooker

    add some tinned toms / passata

    add an organic stock cube / lea & perrins / some kind of seasoning

    (sometimes i add quorn chunks or similar.)

    as ausielle says - mainly trial and error - i use it loads, especially in the winter.

    lentils and beans also cook really well in here and soak up the flavour nicely.
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  • lynicedlyniced Forumite
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    well I don't mind - but keep these recipes coming - they sound great.

    I think I'll try the pork one tonight!
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  • Chris25Chris25 Forumite
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    pork
    apples
    onions
    tin cream of celery soup &
    cider
    throw in some dumpling 40 mins before serving
    when nearly cooked, thicken with cornflour
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  • MimiJaneMimiJane Forumite
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    Make sure you cook it for a good long while if you're trying the pork without browning it first ... about 8 hours or longer. (Apologies if I'm stating the obvious!).

    :)
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  • Make sure you cook it for a good long while if you're trying the pork without browning it first ... about 8 hours or longer.

    :)

    It only takes 3 - 31/2 hrs on high

    or

    all day on low in mine
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  • Aussielle - how much red wine? And does it matter what type. I got some very nice Australian red, but thats probably too good for cooking.
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  • MimiJane - just read your post - so basically I should put it in NOW (8.45 am) to get best results?
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  • make up the 'liquid' ingredients to about 1- 11/2 pints, about 1/2 pint should be wine.....use your own judgement and taste.

    I only use cheap red for cooking.

    Don't be shy with the paprika!

    I hope your gonna like it  :)
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