Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • lyniced
    • By lyniced 12th Sep 04, 7:48 PM
    • 1,847Posts
    • 604Thanks
    lyniced
    Slow Cooker - The Recipe Collection
    • #1
    • 12th Sep 04, 7:48 PM
    Slow Cooker - The Recipe Collection 12th Sep 04 at 7:48 PM
    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.
Page 1
  • aussielle
    • #2
    • 12th Sep 04, 9:16 PM
    Pork Steak and Mushroom
    • #2
    • 12th Sep 04, 9:16 PM
    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
    Last edited by squeaky; 05-05-2005 at 10:44 AM. Reason: To add title
  • aussielle
    • #3
    • 13th Sep 04, 12:48 AM
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    • #3
    • 13th Sep 04, 12:48 AM
    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
  • rach
    • #4
    • 13th Sep 04, 1:32 AM
    Vegetarian hot pot
    • #4
    • 13th Sep 04, 1:32 AM
    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.
    Last edited by squeaky; 05-05-2005 at 10:48 AM. Reason: To add title
    • lyniced
    • By lyniced 13th Sep 04, 9:28 AM
    • 1,847 Posts
    • 604 Thanks
    lyniced
    • #5
    • 13th Sep 04, 9:28 AM
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    • #5
    • 13th Sep 04, 9:28 AM
    well I don't mind - but keep these recipes coming - they sound great.

    I think I'll try the pork one tonight!

    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 13th Sep 04, 10:33 AM
    • 12,776 Posts
    • 12,609 Thanks
    Chris25
    • #6
    • 13th Sep 04, 10:33 AM
    Pork and Celery
    • #6
    • 13th Sep 04, 10:33 AM
    pork
    apples
    onions
    tin cream of celery soup &
    cider
    throw in some dumpling 40 mins before serving
    when nearly cooked, thicken with cornflour
    Last edited by squeaky; 05-05-2005 at 10:51 AM. Reason: To add title
    • MimiJane
    • By MimiJane 13th Sep 04, 10:36 AM
    • 7,628 Posts
    • 49,803 Thanks
    MimiJane
    • #7
    • 13th Sep 04, 10:36 AM
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    • #7
    • 13th Sep 04, 10:36 AM
    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!).

  • aussielle
    • #8
    • 13th Sep 04, 10:38 AM
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    • #8
    • 13th Sep 04, 10:38 AM
    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
    • lyniced
    • By lyniced 13th Sep 04, 10:47 AM
    • 1,847 Posts
    • 604 Thanks
    lyniced
    • #9
    • 13th Sep 04, 10:47 AM
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    • #9
    • 13th Sep 04, 10:47 AM
    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.
    • lyniced
    • By lyniced 13th Sep 04, 10:49 AM
    • 1,847 Posts
    • 604 Thanks
    lyniced
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    MimiJane - just read your post - so basically I should put it in NOW (8.45 am) to get best results?
  • aussielle
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    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 !
  • rach
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    aussielle i think i'm gonna try thre pork one too tonight as i have some pork steaks sitting in the freezer that needs using. do you cut the pork up or leave it in large steaks?
  • aussielle
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    whichever you prefer will be fine, I cut mine up.

    I'm fed up now everyone's having my fav for tea except me! :
  • aussielle
    Beef Casserole (plus - any meat)
    Here's another for you.

    Casserole

    paprika ..a few desert spoons

    worcester sauce

    salt

    black pepper

    red wine and water (to make the liquid)

    mixed peppers/onions/leeks/mushrooms/carrots....basically any veg you want but I don't use cauli/brocolli as it gives it a funny taste.

    Meat of your choice, chopped into chunks

    small tub single cream*

    cornflour and water mixed to thicken*

    Just chop and wash everything and throw it in, about 1/2 an hour or so before the end add *the cream and thicken with the cornflour
    Last edited by squeaky; 05-05-2005 at 10:55 AM. Reason: To add the title
    • lyniced
    • By lyniced 13th Sep 04, 11:32 AM
    • 1,847 Posts
    • 604 Thanks
    lyniced
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    what do the asterisks denote?
    • MimiJane
    • By MimiJane 13th Sep 04, 11:34 AM
    • 7,628 Posts
    • 49,803 Thanks
    MimiJane
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    MimiJane - just read your post - so basically I should put it in NOW (8.45 am) to get best results?
    Yes, but like ausielle says, only if you want to cook on low (I was presuming everyone's got an ancient non-programmable one like me!).

    Meat is always more tender though if you cook it on low for longer, so bung it together now if you want a lovely tender dish for tea!


  • aussielle
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    Lyniced

    put them in later, not at start with everything else !
    • MimiJane
    • By MimiJane 13th Sep 04, 11:41 AM
    • 7,628 Posts
    • 49,803 Thanks
    MimiJane
    Quick Curry (any meat)
    For a quick tasty curry :-

    I use a ready-make sauce like Lloyd Grossman's Thai Red Curry Sauce ... this is really lovely, but of course any make can be used.

    Chop up any meat into medium sized chunks (enough for 2 - 4 people).

    Mash up a tin of carrots to make a puree (for a richer taste).

    Add a couple of chopped garlic bulbs and one onion (if you can be bothered!).

    Bung into the slow cooker and cook on low all day.

    Serve with favourite rice and naan bread.


    I made the above when we had some friends round and served it up when we'd been to the pub. Everyone wanted the recipe, so had to admit I'd cheated!


    Last edited by squeaky; 05-05-2005 at 10:59 AM. Reason: To add title
  • aussielle
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    I use a ready-make sauce like Lloyd Grossman's Thai Red Curry Sauce

    I've never used that......is it hot?

    Youngest won't eat it if it's too hot or spicy : Although we don't mind.
    • MimiJane
    • By MimiJane 13th Sep 04, 12:05 PM
    • 7,628 Posts
    • 49,803 Thanks
    MimiJane
    Re: slow cooker recipes
    It's classed as "hot", though I find it more "medium" (I don't like curries too hot). I think that when you've added the extra ingredients and cooked it for a long time, it probably calms it down quite a bit.

    You can always add a pot of yogurt if it's still too hot ... always yummy in a curry!

Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

2,729Posts Today

7,120Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • Just had a good meeting with @JohnGlenUK about mortgage prisoners. There are no easy solutions, but pleased it's no? https://t.co/8vcQCT6LvV

  • Today's Twitter Poll: Being honest, do you take into account the environment impact when you choose to book a flight?

  • RT @MartinSLewis: I sued Facebook for defamation over scam ads & settled in return for 2 things that LAUNCH TODAY -1on1 scam help at new C?

  • Follow Martin