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#1 ~A2~

Posted 29 August 2006 - 09:15 PM

Hi All

Well as Slow Cookers are becoming so darn popular lately I have put together some links for FAQ and recipes.



Are they really that good?
How to Thicken the Mix
Lasagne - Fresh or Packaged Sheets
Which One?

Recipe Links

Collection of EB Slow Cooker Recipes
1st thread  (NB These recipes are on the above site)
Slow Cooker recipe thread #3 - these recipes are on the above site

Apricot Chicken
Baked Apple
Beef roast
Thread 1
Thread 2
Beef Stroganoff
Thread 1
Thread 2
Chicken Curry
Chicken Pieces
Chicken Roast
Curried     Sausages
Lamb Roast
Osso Buco
Roasting Vegetables
Silverside (AKA Corned Beef)
Thread 1
Thread 2
Thread 3

Happy Slow Cooking everyone  

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#2 enothewonderdog

Posted 29 October 2006 - 04:45 PM

Excellent - thanks for this - I'll have a proper read in a minute..

The slow cooker is my favourite way of cooking (except for the BBQ) you chuck stuff in et voila - the house smells nice (oh - and there's food too!)  biggrin.gif

#3 ~A2~

Posted 13 March 2007 - 09:11 PM

updated today.

#4 SqueakyPeanut

Posted 04 April 2007 - 09:51 AM

Thanks for this thread!  With winter coming up I am determined to make much more use of my slow cooker - it make slife so much easier when I get home from work and dinner is ready.

#5 BugMama

Posted 08 August 2007 - 07:02 AM

The days I work I leave at 6:20 am and by the time I get home from picking my girls up in the afternoon which is about 4:15pm so, too late to put the cooker on. I know it's too early to put the slow cooker on before I leave for work. Is it safe to buy a timer and set the timer for the time I would have put the cooker on?



#6 ~A2~

Posted 08 August 2007 - 05:48 PM

Hi Tanya

Yep it would be I have a friend who does this with her slow cooker.



#7 BugMama

Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:12 AM

Ali, thanks for that Ali, much appreciated grin.gif

#8 ~melly~

Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:51 AM

   I have just brought a slow cooker today and cant wait to use it biggrin.gif I brought it over the net at deals direct so i have to wait a day or 2 to be able to use it,thanks for the recipe's. original.gif

#9 judyc

Posted 05 September 2007 - 02:32 PM

Have just started using my slow cooker and loving it, will be trying some of the recipes. Thanks

#10 TheFruitcake

Posted 14 January 2008 - 11:36 AM

Neither of the "brown first" links are working for me, oculd anyone tell me if we are meant to brown first or not? Thanks  original.gif

#11 SqueakyPeanut

Posted 14 January 2008 - 04:02 PM

I never bother browing first and it always comes out fine.

#12 jorgo

Posted 14 January 2008 - 11:59 PM

i think the browning thing is just for mental satisfaction
particularly for a chicken LOL
the skin just dont loooook roasted IYKWIM? lol

#13 TheFruitcake

Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:47 AM

Thanks heaps ladies  :biggrin:

#14 Julie-Anne

Posted 22 February 2008 - 08:04 PM

Hi fellow slow-cookerers  cool.gif

FYI I found today in the supermarket aisle where you find casserole/spices, McCormicks have now got casserole flavour packet mixes especially for slow cookers.

They have 3 mixes, a Chicken Curry, a Garlic & Herb lamb Shank, and a Beef & Mushroom Ragout.

I bought the latter 2 to try them out.

DS 10
DD1 8
DD2 6

#15 CrazyMumOf3

Posted 22 February 2008 - 08:12 PM

Ooooo I might have a look for those, love meals in packets  laughing2.gif

#16 SqueakyPeanut

Posted 17 May 2008 - 02:42 PM

[quote]FYI I found today in the supermarket aisle where you find casserole/spices, McCormicks have now got casserole flavour packet mixes especially for slow cookers[quote]
I checked these out but unfortunately for us they all have milk in the ingredients and DD is allergic to dairy.

#17 sarahjk

Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:36 PM

Hi, I have just this week started using my slow cooker after having it sitting in the cupboard for 2 years! Have cooked 3 meals which have all turned out beautifully. But I have a question about dry cooking - my instruction booklet says that the food should always be covered with liquid, so for those of you who don't add water for certain recipes (roasts mainly I guess) do you have a different type of slow cooker that allows for dry cooking or do you just ignore the manual and it's been fine?!  original.gif Thanks

#18 babypenguin

Posted 29 May 2008 - 07:04 PM

sarahjk, I didn't actually know about the dry cooking thing.  When I do a roast I just put it in, add sprinkles of herbs and seasoning on top and it turns out great.

#19 lovemybabies86

Posted 02 June 2008 - 12:49 PM

Hi im new to the whole slow cooker thing and i want to cook a packet casserole in it for tonights tea do i need to add extra liquid to what the packet says ? the packet only needs a can of diced tomatoes for the stove top and how long would i cook it for cause on the stove top it takes 45 minutes hope this makes sence


#20 justneedadvice

Posted 08 July 2008 - 11:26 AM

Anyone tried cream in their slow cooker? I wanted to make a tuna bake...

As for browning meat.. I read it was only because certain flavours in meat only come out at very high temperatures, BUT its perfectly fine to not do it. Doesn't seal in juices or anything, just looks nice and tastes a bit more 'roasty'. Sometimes I do, sometimes not LOL.


#21 minilight

Posted 15 November 2008 - 09:36 PM

thanks heaps for the links!

#22 custardtart

Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:51 PM

I was given a slow-cooker for my birthday and road-tested it tonight, I HAVE to share this recipe with you, I ended up having two serves.

4 lamb shanks
2 onions chopped in to wedges
4 cloves of garlic, halved
1 carrot
2 sticks celery
200g mushrooms
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 cup white wine (or whatever liquid you have on hand)
2 stock cubes (or a pack of French onion soup mix)
2 800g tins crushed tomatoes
Black pepper

(extra water to just cover meat - the bit of shank that was sticking up over the liquid level was tough, the rest fell off the bones.)

My lamb shanks were frozen so I cooked it on low for 10 hours, added 300g macaroni pasta, topped up with boiling water and cooked for another hour on low.

IT WAS SENSATIONAL! Rich and sticky and tender and flavourful. I would not have thought to buy myself a slow-cooker, but boy am I glad I got given one!

Edited by custardtart, 03 February 2009 - 05:52 PM.

#23 joykey

Posted 03 February 2009 - 10:05 PM

Sounds divine, custardtart!  I only just recently got into lamb shanks, never liked them before but have worked out how to keep the lamb-fattiness to a minimum now and am a convert!

I was just checking this forum our earlier, looking for a slow cooker lasagne recipe - I know there is one here somewhere but I'm bu88ered if I can find it.  Does anyone know where to look?

#24 pinkfairymagic

Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:16 PM

Custardtart: I cooked your above recipe last night with Lamb chops and it was DEVINE!  Thank you very much!

#25 billso

Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:23 AM

I made my sil's beef cassarole and it was beautiful.  sorry ingredients aren't to exact measurements

500g Beef cubed
1 red red onion wedged
1 med sweet potatoe
3 potatoes
2 large carrots
100g mushrooms
1 packet french onion soup mix
1 lge tin Big Red Tomatoe soup
Salt & Pepper

I added everything apart from mushrooms and bean on high for first 4 hours, then put in mushrooms and beans for another 30 mins.  

I was really impressed the soup wasn't too rich and thickened perfectly.

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