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Aibu to ask what you cook in your slow cooker that isn’t stew

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MyKingdomForACaramel Mon 11-Mar-19 14:06:55

Have given into a long temptation and bought a slow cooker. Despite wanting one for ages - now have a bit of a “block” when working out what to cook in it. Have browsed online for inspiration but find that the main food sites don’t have obvious categories and the niche ones are full of bloody ads - so thought I would ask the wisdom of mumsnet.

howwillwedeal Mon 11-Mar-19 14:08:24

Shamelessly place marking!

granhands1 Mon 11-Mar-19 14:09:46

Joints of meat (pork and lamb are especially good), curry.

paw1977 Mon 11-Mar-19 14:10:03

I have done Bolognse. Also I do beef /pork joints , and also slowed cooked chicken. Delicious .

WhatwouldRuthdo Mon 11-Mar-19 14:10:27

Curry, chilli, gammon in cider, shredded beef. Big slow cooker fan here.

Spanielmadness Mon 11-Mar-19 14:11:01

You can make cakes - a syrupy sauce is created with each cake - it works well

ScatteredMama82 Mon 11-Mar-19 14:11:14

Curry, chilli

Yesicancancan Mon 11-Mar-19 14:11:52

Yep to all of the above.

budgiegirl Mon 11-Mar-19 14:12:12

Pork belly slices , slow cooked then finished in oven to crisp up the edges - really lovely.

BaronessBomburst Mon 11-Mar-19 14:12:45

A joint of lamb.
Season, stud with garlic and rosemary, brown in a frying pan, then about 7 hours on low.

jaseyraex Mon 11-Mar-19 14:13:28

Sticky toffee pudding in the slow cooker is divine!

TheFlis12345 Mon 11-Mar-19 14:13:32

Ribs, chilli, casseroles.

MyKingdomForACaramel Mon 11-Mar-19 14:14:04

Cakes!! Ooh how does that work?

Spiderbanana Mon 11-Mar-19 14:14:52

Baked potatoes.

FATEdestiny Mon 11-Mar-19 14:15:10

BBQ chicken - peppers, passata, worstershire sauce, dark soy sauce, stock, chicken breasts. Shred chicken about half hour before serving and stir spinach into mixture.

Lamb and Lentil - tinned tomatoes, chopped sweet potatoes, carrots, red lentils and pre-browned lamb (or left over from roasting joint)

Calic0 Mon 11-Mar-19 14:15:12

Joints such as lamb shoulder are lovely in the slow cooker - and I’ve done pulled pork in there as well which worked really nicely. We always slow cook out gammon joint at a Christmas and then briefly finish it off with a glaze in a very hot oven.

redannie118 Mon 11-Mar-19 14:15:39

Bolognaise, gammon joints, chicken fajitas, chicken pie( just cook the puff pastry in the oven) steak pie ditto, bbq pulled pork, sausages, mashed potato or any root mash.

MindatWork Mon 11-Mar-19 14:15:50

Pulled pork! Buy a shoulder joint, marinate overnight in the fridge with one of those bbq rub sachets. Seal the joint in a hot pan and put in slow cooker for 8 hours on low. Peel off the big layer of fat, shred the pork with 2 forks and serve with brioche buns, coleslaw and lots of bbq sauce 😍😍😍

cookiemonster3 Mon 11-Mar-19 14:16:11

Bbq spare ribs
Whole chicken
Beef joints
Rice pudding

dreichuplands Mon 11-Mar-19 14:16:13

Apple butter, dulce de leche.

nonevernotever Mon 11-Mar-19 14:16:22

Lentil soup

HeartZone Mon 11-Mar-19 14:18:56

Salmon risotto with cucumber
Fish pie

Ratbagratty Mon 11-Mar-19 14:18:58

There are some risotto recipesc for a slow cooker too. I do a pork and rosemary one, looks like grey goop but it's really yummy!

SpoonBlender Mon 11-Mar-19 14:19:48

Soups (including thai/chinese types). Curries come out wonderfully. Bolognese. Pork shoulder (for pulled). Chilli, beefy/porky/veggie. And a lot of classic stew.

Oysterbabe Mon 11-Mar-19 14:20:52

I only use mine for stew and pork. I haven't enjoyed most recipes I've tried tbh.

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