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Quickest to chuck together slow cooker recipes please!

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Megglevache Mon 22-Sep-08 16:16:39

One that takes two minutes to chuck together. My lovely dh bought me one yesterday to cheer me up (I had been going on about getitng one after lots of raving on here)

I wasn't really keen on having to brown stuff (most of the recipes I have seen call for browning etc.

Oh and if you put it on at night, doesn't it cook for too long the following day?

Furball Tue 23-Sep-08 07:06:15

loads here (scroll down abit)

I never brown the meat or onions, just chuck it in but pour in boiling water to help it on it's way. otherwise it takes ages just to get hot.

I haven't put mine on at night, I put it on about 8 or 9 am and we eat about 5.30/6ish and it's fab, meat goes soooo tender. Even better if you get good meat from the butcher, rather than supermarket.

bellavita Tue 23-Sep-08 07:24:46

Megglevache - if you put it on at night, I would do so just before you go to bed and then turn it off immediately when you get up the following morning. Because the food will not have time to cool down quickly enough for you to put it in the fridge (if you are going to work), then I would just take the crock pot out of the stand and put it in a cool place - will be fine at this time of year.

I usually brown things, but on the odd occasion have not done it. But as furball said, always use hot stock/water which will get it going quicker.

Happy slow cooking smile

ssd Tue 23-Sep-08 07:28:01

can I do mince in mine for shephards pie?

Furball Tue 23-Sep-08 07:52:12

I've done mince in mine, but it didn't taste/texture any different to doing it on the hob for 1/2 hour so haven't done it again. Not that chucking it all in the slow cooker is difficult, but if I'm going to have a delicious slow cooked meal, I would like it to be satisfyingly worth the 9 hour cook IYSWIM

OrmIrian Tue 23-Sep-08 07:56:31

Brisket of beef, large glass of red wine, some beef stock, bay leaves, chopped onion, chopped carrot, whole mushrooms, onion, salt, pepper. In to the slow cooker and switch to high. Once the stock is bubbling round the edge you can turn down. Takes a looooong time to cook. If you can leave on low overnight all the better.

LoveMyGirls Tue 23-Sep-08 07:58:49

I do shepherds pie and spag bol, curry, chicken chasseur, stew,sauasge casserole etc in mine. I put it on at lunch time and its done by tea time if i put it on high.

sarahpea Tue 23-Sep-08 08:51:57

ormirian - what is a loooong time??!! if i put it on at say 10.00am will it be ready for 6.00ish pm??

Furball Tue 23-Sep-08 10:35:41

probably - but would be better if say 8am or 8.30am

OrmIrian Tue 23-Sep-08 11:02:12

I don't think so sara. A whole joint of meat would take longer than that. Sorry I'm not good at times and recipes blush. Mine goes on about early afternoon on Saturday for Sunday lunch.

Megglevache Thu 25-Sep-08 16:41:36

Oh amazing- I thought this thread had no answers.

What a lovely surpris. My butcher was amazingly helpful and has recommended trying Oxtail!

Megglevache Thu 25-Sep-08 16:43:32

Ormirian brisket was suggested. smile

OrmIrian Fri 26-Sep-08 12:07:15

It's lovely. But I am a bit shock at how much it costs now. Was a cheap cut of meat. Used to be able to get a small one for less than £3.00 - not anymore! But I guess everything has gone up.

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