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Slow Cooker ideas


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S: 12st0lb C: 11st13lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 26.2 Loss: 0st1lb(0.6%)

I'm on my first week of the pp plan and have some diced beef, I would like to do a casserole in my slow cooker....any one have any ideas or help with this as i've never used a slow cooker :eek:

I have my 1st weigh in tomorrow and am sooooo excited :D


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S: 155lb C: 135lb G: 131lb Loss: 20lb(12.9%)


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S: 12st7lb C: 10st7lb G: 9st13lb BMI: 26.9 Loss: 2st0lb(16%)
I love my slow cooker! For beef casserole I do as follows:

Fry off the beef till brown, put it in slow cooker with loads of chunky veg - carrots, mushroom, shallots, leeks etc etc. Put in some mixed herbs and about 200ml of beef stock. Leave it to cook all day and about an hour before its done I stir in a little bit of gravy powder to thicken it up. DELISH!!!!

I also do chicken & tarragon casserole in much the same way except use chicken stock instead of beef, add some dried tarragon and towards the end put some chicken gravy granules in.

Chilli and spag bol always come out well in slow cooker too - just remember to add slightly less liquid than you normally would when cooking on the hob as the liquid doesn't evaporate like it does when cooking on a hob so you end up with lots more liquid than you'd have thought!
S: 11st9lb C: 11st2lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 24.4 Loss: 0st7lb(4.29%)
Aww my OH just said ill do that for u love...:)

But how much to eat and how many pp points? :confused:

or am i being thick? my first week too and i lost 5lb


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S: 12st7lb C: 10st7lb G: 9st13lb BMI: 26.9 Loss: 2st0lb(16%)
I make my beef stew for 3 of us and use:

450g lean beef braising steak
200-300 ml beef stock
1 oxo cube
big glug of worcestershire sauce
loads of casserole veg
2 tablespoons gravy powder

I've entered it into the recipe builder on esource and it comes out at 6pp per serving! I have it with 200g of new potatoes (4pp) and some steamed cabbage