Try our top slow cooking recipes
Some think slow cooking sounds ever so slightly old-fashioned, and is all about the winter warmers and stews (and of course your slow cooker is fab for that), but there’s so much more you could be doing with it.
There’s really nothing not to love about slow cookers. Just think how nice it is to come home at the end of a long day to a lovely hearty meal, which took minimum prep. Not to mention that they are cheap to buy and run, healthy, convenient and require very little washing up (the lazy cook’s dream).
Then of course, there’s the secret sorcery that happens when flavours are left to get to know one another in a pot on low heat for a few hours. Feeling inspired yet? Then get cracking with our Top Slow Cooker Recipes. Many of these are one-pot recipes that can be adapted for the slow cooker, to give them that extra depth of flavour.
This is a casserole-based recipe, but you can easily adapt it for the slow cooker. Brown the meat in batches, and add the curry paste and the water with the last batch. Then simply combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker on low for around 6 hours. The ginger and cumin give the whole thing a lovely spicy kick.
Another lovely aromatic curry! To adapt this (and most other casserole-based recipes) for the slow cooker, you can either sauté the onions and garlic until soft, or skip this step and simply layer the meat on top of the vegetables and cook on low.
This recipe can be done in the oven, as well as in the slow cooker – whichever way you cook it, it’s delicious, full stop. But to achieve that tenderness that allows the lamb to break apart and melt in your mouth, slow cook it for a few hours.
What’s more heart-warming and comforting on a cold winter’s day than a big bowl of fragrant lamb stew? (A big bowl of fragrant beef stew perhaps? Discuss). Pop everything in the slow cooker in the morning, let it cook on low for 8 hours, and come home to pure bliss.