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LizG
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Slow cooker

Postby LizG » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:11 am

I got a slow cooker for Christmas and now I need to find some recipes online. Any good sites you can recommend?

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Re: Slow cooker

Postby Kath » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:37 pm

Can't recommend any good sites but I hope you enjoy your slow cooker. I used to use mine a lot. Not so much now-a-days but a really good thing to have.

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Re: Slow cooker

Postby DingleDel » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:33 pm

I just tend to throw whatever is handy into mine as I go along.

Pork loins, onions, garlic, stock and a few spices. Sometimes I add a bit of veg but normally I cook that separately.

Sausage casserole, a tin of baked beans, tinned chopped tomatoes or passata, stock.

Yesterday I cooked a lovely lamb stew with the left overs of the leg of lamb from Sunday. Just the lamb, onions, stock, a tin of chopped tomatoes.

I do tend to add a handful of lentils to most of my slow cooker dishes, a bit of hidden goodness!

I have just started adding some ideas to my pinterest page.
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Re: Slow cooker

Postby LizG » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:30 pm

DingleDel wrote:I just tend to throw whatever is handy into mine as I go along.

Pork loins, onions, garlic, stock and a few spices. Sometimes I add a bit of veg but normally I cook that separately.

Sausage casserole, a tin of baked beans, tinned chopped tomatoes or passata, stock.

Yesterday I cooked a lovely lamb stew with the left overs of the leg of lamb from Sunday. Just the lamb, onions, stock, a tin of chopped tomatoes.

I do tend to add a handful of lentils to most of my slow cooker dishes, a bit of hidden goodness!

I have just started adding some ideas to my pinterest page.


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Re: Slow cooker

Postby craftdancer » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:43 pm

I do much the same as Adele with my slow cooker - I just chuck in meat, veg and sauce/gravey etc depending on what I've got in the house. I also use it to cook whole chickens, and on occasion very large joints of meat. Sadly, I don't have room to keep it out all the time so I have to clear space and then get it out of the store room and set it up, so it doesn't get as much use as it should.

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Re: Slow cooker

Postby LizG » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:36 am

I want to wait to try it until a day when I am in all day so I can keep an eye on it whilst it cooks a I would hate it to cook dry. I am amazed that you can cook cake, bread etc in it.

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Re: Slow cooker

Postby Carolyn » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:50 pm

I personally think chicken can be overcooked in it if left on all day. But more robust meats like beef and lamb are good.

I have also cooked the pulled pork - waitrose used to sell a should joint with already rubbed, I would slice up an onion and put the meet on top. Then 30 mins before ready to eat would shred it and add bbq sauce.

there are recipes around - lovely US style with slaw and buns or wedges

here is one - but note that they add chicken stock
http://www.chow.com/recipes/30356-easy- ... ulled-pork

mulled wine is lovely in there, and years ago I did rice pudding.


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