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    • lyniced
    • By lyniced 12th Sep 04, 7:48 PM
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    Slow Cooker - The Recipe Collection
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    • 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.
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    • jackyann
    • By jackyann 2nd Oct 13, 5:05 PM
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    Main thing to remember is that your liquid will not reduce. so you either start off with a small amount of concentrated liquid, or you reduce it at the end.
    Any cheap joint will pot roast beautifully with no / small amount of liquid.

    My favourites are pork belly & beef brisket, with a lovely herb / spice rub.

    If you have a very liquid / watery juice after cooking, just strain it and boil to reduce.
    • applecrumble24
    • By applecrumble24 2nd Oct 13, 8:52 PM
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    I love pulled pork in mine and cheap joints of beef come out beautifully. They cook in their own juices so you don't need to add stock but I tend to rub soome marinade in the meat first just for added flavour.
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 2nd Oct 13, 10:21 PM
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    I've added this thread to our existing one on slow cooker recipes which should give you lots of ideas.

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    • ImDoingItForMe
    • By ImDoingItForMe 3rd Oct 13, 7:02 AM
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    Thankyou everybody. Im going to experiment over the weekend or overnight. Never had one before and im a bit wary of leaving it on when im at work for the first couple of times.
    • sunset gold
    • By sunset gold 8th Nov 13, 12:57 PM
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    This thread inspired me to get out me two slow cookers. Popped down to my local farm butcher for some cheap meats for the s/c, spent 42!

    Have an unsmoked gammon ham (20) in the small one.
    Have a pork shoulder (12) in the large one with carrots, onions, parsnips, pasatta, chicken stock, bay leaves, paprika and black pepper.....ooh just realised I have celery in the bottom of the fridge I must add to it.

    Have lamb shoulder marinated in redcurrant and rosemary (5) and beef brisket (5) in the freezer.

    42 is a big chunk of my weekly grocery budget, it's quality meat from our local farm butcher, but maybe for s/c I should have gone to ADI or A$DA?
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    Originally posted by sleepymans
    I couldn't agree more.

    I've had 2 Slo-Cookers over the years and both have ended up being sold at Car Boot Sales, as I never used them!

    There were two problems for me.

    1. They were too big for a single person.
    2. I couldn't be doing with parboiling veg and stuff beforehand, as I was always told that Slo-Cookers don't cook veg to the point of softness, otherwise.

    I was given a mini 1.5 litre Slo-Cooker for Xmas a few days ago and have already used it 3 times!

    It's just big enough to make a portion for dinner and one left over for another night, or, for freezing and I just threw the meat (without browning) and the veg (cut up small, to ensure thorough cooking) straight into the Cooker, added some "stock," in the form of Oxtail Soup and a stock cube with other seasonings and added a few tablespoons of Bisto Gravy Mix to thicken and 8 hours, or so, later I was presented with a very satisfying "stew," for dinner and the aromas of the cooking started to permeate the entire home a few hours before eating.

    I can't believe how simple AND tasty it all was.

    I'll definitely be experimenting with many recipes as well as "stock/sauce" sources in future, as well as thickening agents such as cornflour.

    But I'd reiterate..for pure economy of preparation, not to mention the cost of cooking in these things, I'd say for any family they must be a boon and for a single person, the smaller models are just the ticket and they're very low in price, themselves at the moment.

    On investigation, having a look on Amazon, after Xmas, mine was reduced from about 40 to about 12!

    And, I also received a Cooking For One, Slow Cooker Cook book along with it, though I have to say, scouring the internet for options has been a lot more inspiring.

    If you have one floating about at home, I'd seriously recommend dusting it off and giving it a go, if not, I'd seriously recommend buying one..

    • carlamarie
    • By carlamarie 2nd Jan 14, 9:45 AM
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    Hi all I recieved a slow cooker for christmas and have managed to cook a chicken and a joint of pork in there successfully, but I'm in need of advice about doing full meals in there?

    I think I can probaly do a casserole easy enough - just throw everything in, right?

    But one of our favourite meals is the Chinese-style braised beef one pot on the bbc good food website (it won't let me post links)
    The recipe says to brown off the meat and cook the ginger, chilly etc before it all comes together to cook. Would you still cook all this off first? Or just throw it in?

    The cooking time is 2-2.5 hours, how long would I cook it for in the slow cooker? On what setting? Low, medium, high, auto?

    Can anyone help please? I'm feeling like a duck out of water, but I'm sure when I've got a couple of our staple meals cracked I'll have the confidence to do more!
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    • Ladyluck1
    • By Ladyluck1 2nd Jan 14, 11:36 AM
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    I nearly always just chuck it all in! I would say 6-8hrs on low in the sc depending.
    I think auto starts it off hotter and reduced the temp to low?
    For example i cook a whole 1.8kg chicken for 8hrs on low x
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    • carlamarie
    • By carlamarie 2nd Jan 14, 12:31 PM
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    Ok, I'll just lob it all i and see how i go! Thank you
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    • Kevie192
    • By Kevie192 25th Aug 14, 10:04 AM
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    Hi all,

    Just wanted to share my latest blog post and slow cooker recipe. My mum's beef stew! Read all about it here.


    Thanks,

    Kevin
  • Paleo124
    New Slow Cooker Recipes! =)
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    • takingcontrolatlast
    • By takingcontrolatlast 21st Jan 15, 7:32 PM
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    Glad ive found this thread and will subscribe - ive got a slow cooker for xmas but only used it once for stew (kept watching and waiting for the meat to brown) !! Need inspiration and ideas
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    • takingcontrolatlast
    • By takingcontrolatlast 30th Jan 15, 10:16 AM
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    Im going to make a soup today using veg and unsmoked ham joint - my questions are

    1, how much stock do i put in

    2, at what point do i thicken the soup ... and how lol

    thanks
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    Free ebook again
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  • dragonsfairy
    Can anyone tell me how to access the slow cooker recipe index?
    I have gone into it but cannot click on anything.
    • Rikki
    • By Rikki 21st Feb 15, 8:13 AM
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    Can anyone tell me how to access the slow cooker recipe index?
    I have gone into it but cannot click on anything.
    Originally posted by dragonsfairy

    The Complete Cooking Collection.

    The Complete Slow Cooker Collection

    Slow Cooker Recipe Index

    Hope this helps.
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