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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.

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

How long do you put jacket potatoes in for? Never thought of doing that

Ispywithmycynicaleye Mon 11-Mar-19 14:27:13

I made a leg of lamb with mint herb infused gravy in my slow cooker yesterday.
I also make roast gammon, pork, beef and chicken as the meat comes out so tender and juicy!
I did stop roasting my meat with the veg as I was finding my roasts ended up tasting like carrots and onions and lost the meaty taste. I am open to advice on how to prevent this when cooking with the veg grin

trebless Mon 11-Mar-19 14:25:40

I've got a chicken korma cooking in mine at the minute.

GreenFingersWouldBeHandy Mon 11-Mar-19 14:24:57

Shamelessly place marking too.

I bought a slow-cooker a year ago and have used it ONCE. Shame on me. Some lovely ideas on here.

Burlea Mon 11-Mar-19 14:23:39

Got a lovely chicken curry in mine at the moment.

UbbesPonytail Mon 11-Mar-19 14:23:30

Curry, chilli, porridge, I use it to ‘roast’ joints as there’s never enough room in the oven, and occasionally bread.

justmyview Mon 11-Mar-19 14:22:56


Troels Mon 11-Mar-19 14:22:37

Baked potatoes
Braising steak.

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.

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.

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!

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

Salmon risotto with cucumber
Fish pie

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

Lentil soup

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

Apple butter, dulce de leche.

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

Bbq spare ribs
Whole chicken
Beef joints
Rice pudding

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 😍😍😍

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.

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.

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)

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

Baked potatoes.

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

Cakes!! Ooh how does that work?

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

Ribs, chilli, casseroles.

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

Sticky toffee pudding in the slow cooker is divine!

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.

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

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

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