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I am looking at investing in a slow cooker. I have never used one and just wanting some ideas of meals that can be made for the whole family.  Meals that don’t take a huge amount of prep either, something I can pull together when the baby is having a nap.


Posted by dibz84, 2nd October 2014


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  • If you have facebook check out “My Slow Cooker Recipes” and “Slow Cooker Recipes 4 Families” these two page have hundreds of different recipes that can be made in the slow cooker from hot pots to cakes to pull aparts its amazing what you can actually cook in them.


  • Not that we use it often but we have a slow cooker and use it for making big batches of shredded beef for tacos and that sort of thing. Also got a couple of roast recipes that i use occasionally. Only reason we don’t use it more is that my husband is home in time to cook..


  • Slow cookers are fabulous when you need to prepare ahead of time, here is a link to a facebook page full of recipes https://www.facebook.com/pages/Slow-Cooker-Recipes/1404300413165069?fref=ts


  • The possibilities are endless when you own a slow cooker. From spaghetti bolognaise, to beef stroganoff, soups, silverside, any sort of roast – you will love it!

    Definately check out the Slow Cooker Recipes for Families facebook page and dont be afraid to experiment


  • Oh so easy it will simplify your life. I buy some chicken thigh as they contain more moisture, pop some chopped chunks of potato and carrot on the base and prop chicken breasts on the top. Then add in a jar of Leggo’s Parmi sauce and set on high for 4 hours. Meal done in one dish, beautiful flavour and meat just falls apart, almost comes out like a lovely stew texture. Enjoy!


  • Roast lamb and veges is super easy! Also casseroles and pastas:)


  • I love stews cooked in a slow cooker as the meat is so nice an tender


  • i love beef stroganoff! and oriental honey soy chicken wings, and fudge for desserts!!

    check out slow cooker recipes 4 families on facebook, there are hundreds of recipes!


  • Thanks all


  • Welcome to the world of slow cooking! You will have so much fun experimenting with what works or doesn’t in the slow cooker. I cook beef roast til it falls apart, curried sausages & veges, slow cooked lamb shanks, even tried fudge (mmm). Enjoy! The list is endless for the ideas for dinner( and dessert) you can prepare.


  • you can do so many recipes. i love cooking beef, soy, honey and sesame seed
    just experiment


  • Pea and ham soup, beef stew , curries, whole chicken, whole beef pots, chicken soup, yum


  • Wonderful invention ..I love mine particularly in the winter months. There are heaps of recipes just google and be amazed. Good luck and happy cooking. :-)


  • I’m lazy, I don’t sear meat first. We make Rogan Josh, Butter Chicken, Apricot Chicken, Goulash, T-bones in tomato soup. SO many options, and slow cooker packets (ie. Maggi, Continental) are available.


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