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Old Apr 9th, 2009, 04:17 AM   21
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Potato pie
Brown 500g stewing steak in frying pan with 1 diced onion. Add to slow cooker with a couple of chopped carrots, 5-10 King Edward potatoes(depending on size of spuds) a beef stock cube, some water & a bit of black pepper. When you come home from work, leave lid off for 30 mins for excess water to evaporate.

Beef Goulash
Put 3 tbsp plain flour in a bag with 2tbsp paprika & pinch of salt & pepper. Put 500g stweing steak into bag & toss until all beef is coated. Fry 6 rashers smoked bacon with 1 onion for around 5 mins, then add the beef & fry for couple mins(dont worry if it turns into a gloopy mess at this stage, it sorts itself out) Put into slow cooker with a tin of chopped tomatoes & a tbsp mixed herbs.

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Old Apr 13th, 2009, 02:28 AM   22
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love this thread i think slow cooker is a great invention!!

a real cheap and easy one is for veg soup, if you go to asda and get one of the root veg packs (they are about 80p-1, have got carrots, parsnips, onion and turnip in there). also 2-4 med potatoes, a leek, chicken or veg stock cube and then whatever herbs you have.

either dice or grate the veg (however you prefer)
chuck it all in
cover it all with chicken or veg stock
sprinkle on some herbs you like

and cook it til you come home! i know it sounds a bit chucked together, but its lovely and makes tons so you can freeze it. you can whizz it with the blender when its done if you want, you can add more stock to make it thinner, whatever you fancy.

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Old Apr 17th, 2009, 07:31 AM   23
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My mum always used to liberally butter the inside of the crockpot and put in a whole chicken a splash of stock and whatever herbs took her fancy.

It was awesome if it had been on all does fall apart mind you!!

Just pull the skin off and shake the meat off the bone...yum

You can always transfer the juices to a pan to reduce to make yummy gravy.

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Old Apr 17th, 2009, 10:20 AM   24
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I made a lovely greek dish in mine yesterday - Beef Stifado

I just chucked in the following:

Pack of stewing steak (around 500g I think!)
3 Onions sliced thickly (I usually make this in the oven with shallots so you could use them too - they are more authentic!)
2 Beef stock cubes
3/4 of a tube of tomato puree
1 heaped TBSP ground cinnamon
1 heaped TBSP mixed herbs
Salt and Black Pepper
Enough hot water to cover all ingredients

Cook on medium setting all day ( I put mine on at 7 am and we ate at 7pm)
Serve with boiled rice (and we had tzatiki too!)

NB You can brown the meat and onions first if you prefer but I didn't have time!

It was yummy!

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Old Jun 17th, 2009, 10:06 AM   25
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Beef Stew

Amounts to suit your family/likes

Diced stewing beef
onions chopped (quite chunky)
Packet mix of favourite beef stew mix
several beef oxo cubes

Remove excess fat/sinew from beef, plonk in slow cooker (I don't brown the meat beforehand)
Cut up veggies fairly chunky add to pot
make mix as per instructions on packet, add to pot
mix oxo with boiling water and add

mix thoroughly

turn on low, leave for 6 hours+ (we usually leave the house at 6am and eat at 6pm) meat just melts in the mouth.

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Old Jun 17th, 2009, 10:12 AM   26
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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Minced beef (ground beef?)
garlic (crushed)
tomato puree (paste?)
mixed herbs (dried)
tinned chopped tomatoes

dice some onions finely and mix with the minced beef, add some mixed herbs and mix.

Divide the minced beef into golf ball sized (bite sized) pieces and roll into balls.

For the sauce.

Add the tomatoes, a splodge of tomato puree, garlic,some paprika, mixed herbs, chopped onion, sliced mushrooms to the pot and mix thoroughly.

add a little salt and black pepper.

Add the meatballs (i don't brown them) and gently mix.

Cook on low for 6 hours +

When ready cook the spaghetti

Taste the meatball sauce and add any seasoning if you feel it needs it (or more herbs/puree)

Add a dash of Worcester sauce

Serve with spaghetti

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Old Jun 17th, 2009, 20:47 PM   27
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I absolutely love this recipe, I actually made it tonight (I was being lazy though and just did it for 2 hours on the stove in a pot)

Slow Cooker Pepper Steak

2 pounds beef sirloin, cut into 2 inch strips
garlic powder to taste
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cube beef bouillon
1/4 cup hot water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 large green bell peppers, roughly chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, with liquid
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt

Sprinkle strips of sirloin with garlic powder to taste. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the vegetable oil and brown the seasoned beef strips. Transfer to a slow cooker. (I used minced garlic instead of the powder)

Mix bouillon cube with hot water until dissolved, then mix in cornstarch until dissolved. Pour into the slow cooker with meat. Stir in onion, green peppers, stewed tomatoes, soy sauce, sugar, and salt.

Cover, and cook on High for 3 to 4 hours, or on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

I got this recipe off of allrecipes, they do have more slow cooker recipes, this one is just my favorite.

I make rice with this, although I have a friend who's done mashed potatoes and she liked it that way.

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Old Oct 28th, 2009, 14:00 PM   28
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ok not really a recipie but worked well
i did spag bol in mine just chucked in a jar of sause mince onion mushrooms n garlic left on low all day n just cooked pasta when i got in mince just melted was yummy

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Old Oct 28th, 2009, 14:51 PM   29
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costco have a slow cooker recipe book in at the minute. OH wants it for christmas :-)

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Old Dec 31st, 2009, 08:40 AM   30
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I love this and so do my kids:

Sausage and onion casserole.

4-8 pork sausages
2 medium onions, finely chopped
2tbsp plain flour
300ml (1/2 pint) beef stock
2tbsp chutney ( tomato tastes fab)
1tbsp worcestshire sauce
1tbsp olive oil
Black pepper

Preheat cooker on high. Heat oil in frying pan, add sausages and quickly brown on all sides, transfer to cooker.Add onions to the frying pan and cook , stirring occasionally until soft but not brown. Stir in the flour and cook gently for 1-2 mins.
Remove from heat and gradually stir in the stock. Bring to the boil, stirring continuosly until thickened. Stir in chutney, Worcestshire sauce and pepper.
Pour gravy over the sausages in slow cooker.
Turn cooker down to low, put lid on and cook on low for 5-8 hrs.

Its really tasty, usually serve mine with mashed potato and veg x

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