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Old 07-31-2012, 03:42 AM   #1
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Slow Cookers

I'm new to slow cookers (I recently won one in a competition ).

Not looking for specific recipes, more tried and tested dishes that work well in slow cookers, and any favourite hints or tips.

My biggest success so far has been a Boeuf Bourgignon stew - that was really good, cooked for 6 hours and I like that the oven is free so I could make a cake too (always a bonus!).

Any ideas gratefully received.

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Old 07-31-2012, 05:03 AM   #2
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'morning griddled quorn
if you like "pulled" pork,beef,ham.lamb etc just rub your chosen joint of meat(get's better dunn'it?)with your favourite rub/marinade chuck it in the slow cooker,NO ADDED LIQUID,lid on,on low all day,done!!
the juices in the meat will produce enough liquid for the cooking & a pretty darn good base for your gravy.....ermmm gravy
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:24 AM   #3
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i like to quarter a few onions and put them under the meat (as harry described) to add a bit of liquid and some more flavour for the drippings.

the best dish that i make in the slow cooker utilizes the leftover bone and meat from a holiday ham to make split pea and ham soup.

i'll see if i can find the recipe.


btw, on a traffic light, what does the yellow light mean?
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:05 AM   #4
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This is really good and super easy in the slow cooker. I first saw it in one of my slow cooker's recipe leaflets.

Pot Roasted Pork Loin

Rub boneless pork loin roast with s&p. Stab meat and insert slivers of a garlic clove in the slits. Slice an onion and put in bottom of CP. Throw in loin along with another sliced onion, a couple of bay leaves, a whole clove, 1/2 cup water and a T. of soy sauce.

Cook on low 10 hours, or on high for 5. Slice and serve. No prior browning needed, unless you want to.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:25 AM   #5
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I like a chicken recipe. I cut up some boneless skinless chicken breasts and thighs (2 breasts, 3-4 thighs) into chunks about 1-1/2" and put them in my crock. Add 1 can crushed pineapple and 1 bottle Russian salad dressing. Let cook on high 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hrs. Serve over rice. Makes a nice sweet-sour type sauce. You can leave the chicken pieces whole if you want. I like to cube it up to make it easier to ladle over the rice.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:19 PM   #6
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Oh wow such fab ideas already! Thank you so much. I do love a big piece of meat, just need to decide what to get now for the weekend.

Jabbur - what is russian salad dressing?

Buckarella - Hmm, traffic lights you say, can't say I take much notice of them myself but I think amber means don't kill the pedestrians, finish doing your lippy first.
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btw, on a traffic light, what does the yellow light mean?
i have no idea tom,but if snow is yellow it means don't eat it!!
look,i know i'm going to regret this but yellow means either "be prepared to go" or,if you are approaching the lights it means "be prepared to stop but if you can't stop safely due to speed and/or proximity proceed with caution"...hmmmm,ok,i get it mr smarty pants!!
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See. Like I said. Finish your lippy. No hurry. Keep one stilleto ready and poised to go.
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See. Like I said. Finish your lippy. No hurry. Keep one stilleto ready and poised to go.
I have not got a clue to what you're talking about. Translation, please?


You can use the slow cooker to make lots of caramelized onions with practically no effort. Put 3 lbs. sliced onions in the slow cooker, toss with 2 tbsp. evoo, 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt and cook on low for 10-12 hours. I think I stirred them at about the 8-hour mark. It works perfectly, and you can portion and freeze for later use in tarts, French onion soup, pierogies, etc.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:46 PM   #10
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I cant understand meself GG

Now that is one fabarooney idea re caramelised onions, would love to try that, how long would they keep do you think?

Oh god apart from the fact I hate chopping onions, I'll put me swimming goggles on.
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