Jump to content
Slow Cooker Advice and Recipe Links
45 replies to this topic
Posted 29 August 2006 - 09:15 PM
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
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
Silverside (AKA Corned Beef)
Happy Slow Cooking everyone
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!)
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.
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?
Posted 08 August 2007 - 05:48 PM
Yep it would be I have a friend who does this with her slow cooker.
Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:51 AM
I have just brought a slow cooker today and cant wait to use it 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.
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
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
Posted 14 January 2008 - 04:02 PM
I never bother browing first and it always comes out fine.
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
Posted 22 February 2008 - 08:04 PM
Hi fellow slow-cookerers
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.
Posted 22 February 2008 - 08:12 PM
Ooooo I might have a look for those, love meals in packets
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.
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?! Thanks
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.
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
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.
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
2 sticks celery
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
(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.
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?
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!
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
2 large carrots
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.
2 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users
The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!
Sometimes the greatest baby name ideas come from the most unexpected places, as these EB members show.
While we often think of pregnancy as a 40 week affair, experts agree that 37 weeks is actually “full term". So is there an argument for inducing all births at 37 weeks?
Controlled-crying techniques may help some babies sleep through the night, but for many exhausted new parents, it's just a recipe for more tears all round.
As people become more aware of these benefits, I hope more parents will practice this method, so we can cut down on nappies and improve baby bonding.
Aussie actress Emily Symons has announced she is pregnant with her first baby.
A little girl will grow up without her father after the fit and healthy 34-year-old passed away while doing something he had practised his whole life.
You could be doing yourself a disservice by encouraging your toddler to have an afternoon nap, according to new research.
We've compiled a guide to some of the most popular presents for newborns and new mums, and for christenings and naming days.
Actress Jaime King is pregnant with her second child, giving 16-month-old James a sibling.
The Abbott government should extend funding to nannies, and direct childcare payments to low and middle income families, a landmark study on childcare has found.
As many as one in two newborn babies suffer from skin irritations in their first few weeks. So what are the most common rashes and irritations to look out for?
Wall decals are the answer to creating a beautiful nursery or children's space without lifting a paint brush, a spirit level or even a hammer.
Three-year-old Cain Trainor headed off home after his first day at a new preschool without telling anyone.
In spite of being in an almost constant state of motion while looking after the kids and trying to keep things together at home, it can seem as though parents have managed to get nothing on the to-do list done by the end of the day.
The middle name is no longer an afterthought, and parents' inspiration comes from many places.
A new IVF scheme offers couples the chance to fall pregnant and give birth - or get their money back. But there's more to it than you might think.
A baby born still inside the amniotic sac gave US doctors a rare glimpse at life inside the womb.
Three years ago Jason Hughes viciously attacked his ex-partner. Now she has to write to him three times a year.
A West Australian woman will fight allegations that she scammed expectant mums by selling them fake ultrasound pictures of babies.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Top 5 Articles
A Sydney mother who suffered brain damage when she was hit by a car while pushing her newborn baby in a pram has reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with the driver's insurance company.
A culturally sensitive midwifery service has gained the trust and respect of Aboriginal women.
Most mums-to-be plan to take things easy and perhaps have a little break from work as the birth of their baby draws near. Not Kate McCartney.
Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.
Last week an un-retouched photo of model Cindy Crawford surfaced, showing the 48-year-old mother-of -two posing in underwear.
Thought your toddler could not love pancakes any more than they already do? How about if the breakfast treat came in the shape of every two-year-old's favourite cartoon character?
I thought I was never going to be able to have a successful pregnancy. I decided that I wasn't going to form an emotional attachment with this baby.
February 18 marks the start of one of the most prolific annual baby competitions in Australia: the Bonds Baby Search. And this year is going to be more special than ever.
This is not something that people like to talk about, but Facebook has announced that it will grant users more control over what happens to their pages after they die.
Mother of four Marie Holmes was financially struggling after quitting her jobs at Walmart and McDonald's in order to care for her children.
A first-time mother whose daughter died hours after her frightening birth insists she was never told of the risks of being obese and pregnant.
She has labelled parents who do not vaccinate their children "misinformed imbeciles" - and for that, she makes no apologies.
Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.
I never thought I’d say this, but for a brief moment last week, Kim Kardashian and I had something in common: both our kids had public tantrums.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female hormonal condition, affecting roughly one in 12 Australian women.
If doing it on your back is out, what's the best position for labour and birth?
With Valentine's Day coming up, Nat Gilbert could be forgiven for thinking her husband might be planning a surprise for her.
We usually only hear the success stories: tales of the two-year-old who’s talking, running and completely toilet trained. But other stories need to be told too.
Sarah Kiss has a word of advice for proud mums and dads who are keen to enter their babies in this year's Bonds Baby Search Competition - just have fun.
If your family needs to go to sleep school, go with them. You are part of that family and you are part of the solution.
A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.
Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.
Win a KitchenAid Mixer
To celebrate, and to thank our amazing fans, we?re giving away a KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer.