Slow Cooker Sundays

(38 Posts)
LulaPalooza Sun 21-Oct-12 14:14:44

One of the few things I like about winter is Slow Cooker Sundays... I never use it in the Summer and today is the first day I have got it out since March, I think.

I like pottering about on a Sunday morning chopping stuff, browning meat and veg and then bunging it all in the slow cooker for a few hours.

I am doing a sort of middle eastern inspired beef casserole - stewing beef browned in lots of spices, fresh chilli (home grown!), mushrooms, peppers, onions, garlic, tin of tomatoes, beef stock, potatoes.

Will bung in some chickpeas an hour before I am due to serve it. Will probably serve it with rice as DH hates couscous (why? why would anyone hate couscous? he's weird).

Anyone else got their slow cooker out today? If so, what are you cooking in it?

swooosh Sun 21-Oct-12 19:55:12

pulled pork

done in the oven though, not slow cooker although it could be adjusted to be done in slow cooker?

My pulled pork is a made up recipe. I did a rub with brown sugar, cumin, black pepper and mustard seeds and left it overnight. Bunged it in the slow cooker about 9am either a can of coke and left it until 6pm. Used the liquid to make a bbq sauce by reducing it down with some tomato puree and worcestershire sauce. Served with sub rolls and pickles.

Really fancy the gammon and sugar. Is it just that? Any liquid?

NettoSpookerstar Sun 21-Oct-12 20:20:26
dylsmimi Sun 21-Oct-12 20:25:38

Thanks rabbit!
I'll try that and the pulled pork and gammon! Yum!

AngelsWithSilverWings Sun 21-Oct-12 20:26:52

Yes the Gammon recipe is so simple ( wish I could remember who posted it on the slow cooker thread!)

One gammon joint and 400g dark brown sugar ( I used a bit less and it was fine )

Just put the sugar in the slow cooker and put gammon on top. Cook on medium for about 8 hours.

The sugar melts and the juices from the ham create quite a lot of liquid.

Thanks for the pulled pork recipe - sounds great. Do you use pork shoulder and if so what sort of weight?

Bert2e Sun 21-Oct-12 20:36:50

Oooh sounds interesting - I do my gammon with a can of ginger beer and it's lovely!

I'm definitely doing the gammon. I used
a boneless shoulder of pork but can't remember the weight sorry - just got one from the butchers that looked like it would fit in the slow cooker!

Gammon and ginger beer sounds brilliant. I've done it with coke and someone recommended doctor pepper too.

ceeveebee Sun 21-Oct-12 22:04:08

angels we had the gammon on Friday, I added some maple syrup too, it was delicious. We had with cheesy leeks and jacket potatoes.

Yesterday I cooked lentil Dahl which my 11 mo twins love.

ceeveebee Sun 21-Oct-12 22:05:42

Oh and today I did red cabbage with apples and cinnamon which was had with grilled pork chops
Once I have the slow cooker out of the cupboard there is no stopping me!!

AngelsWithSilverWings Sun 21-Oct-12 22:16:19

Ooh maple syrup would have been lovely!

ethelb Mon 22-Oct-12 11:15:38

geeandtee they really don't have to be covered in liquid. I did some stuffed peppers in mine the other day, no liquid in it at all and they were perfect. The steam from the food stays in the slow cooker keeping it moist iyswim.

GeeandTee Mon 22-Oct-12 14:23:16

Thanks ethel, I shall get experimenting!

QueenOfCats Fri 16-Nov-12 17:52:16

I'm trying the gammon and dark brown sugar today. Just realised it should have been on medium but I've had it on low since 8.30am. Bugger.

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