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I’m a mum of three, work full-time and study.
My children are happy to try new foods.
I have a slow cooker and would like to utilise it more than I do.

Thanks in advance.

Posted anonymously, 1st June 2014

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  • tendaymeals.com

  • Slow cookers are versatile, casseroles, cakes, crockpot meals, scrolls etc

    I think the best one that I have done was braised chicken – whole chicken breasts (we had 2 large), onions, carrots, can of condensed mushroom soup, and a can of tinned tomatoes. Cook on low for 6-8hrs and shred chicken at the end. You can serve with rice or put it in wraps or pita with salad.

  • tast.com has a million slow cooker recipes, but if your not sure to start with use some of the great packet mixes as bases as you gain confidence you can experiment more

  • If you are on Facebook there is a page called FaceCook- My dinner rules, Such a fantastic bunch of people and tons of recipes tips n hints

  • i recently just cooked Osso Buco and im in love with it!
    It’s cooked in the slow cooker.

    4 (900g) Veal/beef osso buco
    2 tbsp plain flour
    1 tbsp olive oil
    2 medium red onions coarsely chopped
    2 garlic cloves crushed (i used the already crushed jar garlic)
    3 medium carrots roughly chopped
    2 sticks celery roughly chopped
    410g crushed tomatoes
    2/3 cups (165ml) dry red wine (i used a jacobs creek shiraz)
    1 cup beef stock
    2tsp Italian dry herbs
    2 tbsp tomato paste

    place veal in the flour and toss to coat
    cook veal in the oil for 5 min each side, then transfer to a plate
    add onion, garlic, carrots, and celery cook for 3-5 mins.
    transfer to slow cooker, add beef.
    In a bowl combine tomatoes, wine, stock, herbs and paste. pour over meat and veg
    cook on low for 8 hours.
    serve with mash potatoes.

  • If you like Satay Chicken, then you’ll love the following recipe, which can easily be cooked in a slow cooker, rather than in the microwave.


  • Soups are great for winter, so nutritious and the variety is endless. It would be a good way to use your slowcooker.

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