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How do I cook this in a slow cooker?

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merchantbanker Tue 16-Aug-16 14:19:02

I've never used a slow cooker before!

I want to make a lamb dish. It's onions and lamb and olives and stuff with a bottle of red wine thrown in. Usually I'd bring it to the boil on the hob then slow cook in the oven for two hours.

Do I just chuck it in and leave it? Thankful for your slow cooker wisdom!

iamtheurbanspacemanbaby Tue 16-Aug-16 14:20:12

You can just chuck it all in. I prefer to brown onions and meat first but that's a personal preference.

merchantbanker Tue 16-Aug-16 14:23:28

Ok thanks

The recipe calls for caramelised onions so I've got a jar of them which don't need browning smile

How long should I do it for?

Seeline Tue 16-Aug-16 14:31:28

You won't need as much liquid as you would for hob/oven cooking (as long as you don't keep taking the lid off to check things!!)
What sort of lamb - whole joint/chops/diced?

merchantbanker Tue 16-Aug-16 14:33:58

It's diced lamb leg. Nearly a kilo.

InScotlandwetrust Tue 16-Aug-16 14:43:05

When I'm cooking lambe I usually brown it 1st so most of the date can be drained off that way it doesn't ruin the sauce.

iamtheurbanspacemanbaby Tue 16-Aug-16 15:10:57 I always go for longer end cooking times for meat because I like it falling apart as soon as you rock it.

merchantbanker Wed 17-Aug-16 17:51:27

I have another question!

Can I brown the lamb tonight and chuck in with all the ingredients to turn it on in the morning or will I get food poisoning?

meowli Wed 17-Aug-16 17:56:41

If you brown it, let it cool down, then put it in the fridge overnight, I'm sure it will be fine!

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