Five summer slow cooker recipes

Your slow cooker isn't just for soups and stews. Here are five great things you can cook in it this summer – giving you more time to enjoy the sunshine

1. Beef brisket for pulled beef rolls

“Drain the liquid, shred the beef and then stuff into bread rolls – delicious!”

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2. Vietnamese chicken curry

A low-calorie, light curry which is perfect for Fast Days. Add rice to turn it into a family friendly meal.

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3. Summery Spanish potatoes

If you're putting together dishes for a tapas evening, this is one less thing you'll have to worry about. Bung it in the slow cooker and away you go.

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4. Barbecue pork belly slices

Trying to squeeze everything on to the barbecue? Make this dish ahead of time – it only needs finishing off on the grill at the end.

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5. Veggie Moroccan tagine

Fragrant with spices – serve this tagine up with fluffy couscous for an easy summer meat-free supper.

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