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Slow cooker recipes - 22 recipes

Slow cooker recipes are great for lazy or beginner cooks, or if you prefer to entertain your guests while your dish cooks itself in the kitchen! Slow cooked meals require little preparation, can be prepared in advance, do not require monitoring and can rarely go wrong! Try slow cooking for stews, curries, pot roasts, soups and even some desserts!

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Top rated Slow cooker recipes

By Vick11, Foodie

This hotpot recipe is very easy and tasty

  • 750g/1½lb lean beef cubes
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 50g/2oz plain flour (with salt and pepper)
  • 2 onions (sliced)
  • 500g/1lb potatoes (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 celery stalk (sliced)
  • 1 carrot (cubed)
  • 100g/4oz swede (cubed)
  • 30ml dry sherry
  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • 1pich of ground nutmeg
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon rosemary (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme (chopped)
  • 350mls beef stock
  • 15g/½oz butter + 1 clove chopped garlic
3.4/5 (201 Votes)

By Joydeep Pal, Joydeep's World of Food

A very popular Bengali Main dish, Chicken Kasha, is cooked almost everywhere

  • 1 kg Chicken (washed and medium pcs)
  • 100 gm Yoghurt or curd
  • 2 pc Tomato (big)
  • 3 or 4 Green Chillies
  • 2 tablespoons of Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 6-8 tablespoons of Oil : Mustard (preferred)/Sunflower oil
  • Medium Size Onion: 2 nos
  • Spices:
  • Cummin Whole(Jeera): 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon (Darchini): 1/4 of a stick
  • Cardamom (Elaichi): 3 small one
  • Clove (Labongo/laung): 3
  • Bay leaves (Tejpata) : 3
  • Black peppercorns (Golmorich) : 10
  • Garam Masala: ½ teaspoon
  • Cumin powder (Jeera): 1 table-spoon
  • Turmeric powder (Halud/Haldi): 1 tea-spoon
  • Sugar: 1 tea-spoon
  • Water
  • Salt to Taste
3.5/5 (135 Votes)

By Harriet

A warming, comforting dish, suitable for lazy Saturdays and times when you need an easy to prepare, simple, yet yum...

  • 1 Onion (Finely Sliced)
  • 4-6 Quorn Sausages
  • 2-3 Cans Whole Plum Tomatoes
  • 1 Tin Baked Beans
  • 1/2 Swede (Cubed)
  • 2 Carrots (Diced)
  • 1-2 Sticks of Celery (Sliced)
  • 1 Medium Potato (Cubed)
  • 1/2 Pepper (Diced)
  • 1 Small Courgette/Marrow/Squash (Chopped)
  • 1/2 Aubergine (Diced)
  • 3 Large Mushrooms (Sliced)
  • 1 Clove Garlic (Crushed)
3.6/5 (150 Votes)

By Dee

A beef stew with potatoes, onions & vegetable with a impossible to ignore gravy

  • 1 1/2 lbs diced beef
  • 1 1/2 oz Margarine
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Flour
  • 1 lb button mushrooms
  • 1 large sliced onion
  • 3 large sliced carrots
  • 1 swede diced
  • 1 large parsnip diced
  • small skin on potatoes (about a pound)
  • 1 large leek diced
  • 2 pints beef stock (from cube or bullion)
  • Glass red wine
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oregano
  • Mild chilli powder - to own taste
  • Mixed Herbs
  • For the Dumplings::
  • Suet (beef or vegetable)
  • Plain Flour
  • Water
3.5/5 (139 Votes)

By WillieG

Preheat oven to 140°C

  • 3 tablespoons hot smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons demerara sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves (peeled and crushed)
  • 4 thyme sprigs (leaves finely chopped - keep stems)
  • Olive oil
  • 2-3kg pork butt (front middle shoulder) - bone in
  • rind removed
  • 4 onions (peeled and quartered)
  • Salt and pepper
  • White baps
  • Chipotle Mayo:
  • 300g quality mayo
  • 1-2 tablespoons chipotle paste (use 2 teaspoons smoked paprika if unavailable)
  • 1 teaspoon runny honey
  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
3.8/5 (106 Votes)

By cilladrennan

Homemade rice pudding made in a slow cooker

  • 40g Butter (unsalted)
  • 150g Pudding Rice
  • 150g Sugar
  • 1 1/2 litre Milk
  • 3 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • Optional: Pinch of Nutmeg
  • Raisins
  • Sultanas
4.3/5 (17 Votes)

By Dee

A delicious casserole served with slices of cheese across the top & slices of fresh crusty bread

  • 500g Diced Pork
  • 1 lLarge Onion - chopped
  • 1 Green Pepper - diced
  • 1 Red Pepper - diced
  • Mushrooms - cleaned
  • Tin Chopped Tomatos
  • Tin Red Kidney Beans - drained & thoroughly rinsed
  • Tomato Purée
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 large Bay Leaves
  • Oregano
  • Mixed Herbs
  • Chilli Powder - fresh chilli can be used if preferred
  • Garlic - optional
  • Pinch Rosemary
  • Pinch Thyme
  • Paprika
  • To Serve
  • Red Leicester or Cheddar Cheese
  • Crusty Bread
  • NB Add the herbs to your own tastes & if you want leave out
  • replace or add herbs
  • that's fine to. Make this casserole your own & enjoy
4.1/5 (27 Votes)

Soak the beans in water overnight

  • - 500g of white kidney beans
  • - 1 kg lamb collar
  • - 2 onions
  • - 6 fresh tomatoes
  • - 4 cloves of garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • parsley
  • - Bouquet garni (thyme and bay leaf)
  • - water
3.4/5 (146 Votes)

By cilladrennan

This is another recipe for the slow cooker and is mild enough for all the family

  • 6 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 4 large Chopped Onions
  • 2 crushed clove garlic
  • 5 tsp Curry Powder
  • 500g Lentils
  • 2 litres of Vegetable Stock
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice (optional)
  • 4 diced Carrots
  • 2 Diced Apples
  • 125g Sultanas
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
3.3/5 (120 Votes)

By ali007

A low fat, budget friendly and easy to cook slow cooker recipe which will fill the house with aromas when you walk

  • 2 turkey legs
  • skin removed
  • 1/2 swede
  • peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 butternut squash
  • peeled and chopped
  • 1 sweet potato
  • peeled and chopped
  • 4 carrots
  • peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion
  • sliced
  • 500ml (17 fl oz) chicken stock
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoonful marjoram
  • Cornflour to thicken
3.6/5 (93 Votes)

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