Discussion in 'SW Winter Warmer Recipes' started by Laurie, 15 January 2009.

  1. Laurie

    Laurie MM addict

    Hey people, i've invested in a slow cooker today and would really appreciate some recipes. I've started this thread so that we can all share our ideas with each other. Im a real novis in the kitchen but i've heard its sooo simple cooking nice meals in a slow cooker...

    Thank you happy posting
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  2. Fea

    Fea Well-Known Member

    I'd love some too!
  3. Hazykay

    Hazykay Well-Known Member

    The slow cooker is great for soups like broth, lentil, rice pudding using milk from hexb, bolognese, chilli, stews, casseroles (chicken or sausage) roasts and whole chickens.

    I have a recipe for Tamarind chilli chicken which is lovely. It's 2½ syns but I think it's worth it.

    Serves 4

    8 pieces of skinless chicken
    1 onion chopped
    1 red pepper chopped
    1 red chilli chopped
    2 garlic cloves chopped
    1 tablespoon tamarind paste
    1 tablespoon sweetner
    1 teaspoon ground tumeric
    2 tablespoons plain flour
    450ml chicken stock made with chicken bovril
    salt & pepper
    Coriander to serve
    Spray frying pan with frylight and brown chicken to seal. Once brown remove. Add onion to pan & fry till lightly browned. Add red pepper chilli & garlic cook for 2 mins. Mix in tamarind, sweetner & tumeric. Cook for another minute then mix in flour. Gradually add stock and season to taste. Bring to boil. Put chicken into slow cooker and add sauce. Cover & cook on low for 8-10 hours (if chicken has bones) or 5-6 if breasts. Serve with coriander. Yummmmmm.

    Tamarind can be found where the herbs and spices are.
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  4. Hazykay

    Hazykay Well-Known Member

    Ideas just keep popping into my head!! Another favourite of mine is lamb meatballs with a mint gravy. You make meatballs as normal, brown add to slow cooker and make gravy with mint sauce through it. Lovely!!
  5. Laurie

    Laurie MM addict

    aww how many syns would that be then?x
  6. Laurie

    Laurie MM addict

    i just found this -

    Hi, I make a lot of curries and always use the following....

    I frylight onions, garlic, chilli and ginger (if I have it) in 2tbsp garam masala, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp turmeric. Once softened add a tin of tomatoes and a tsp sweetner (if reqd) and simmer. This makes a great base for any meat or veg curry and if you like it smooth then you can whizz it up once cooked.
    It's also lovely with some FF natural yoghurt stirred in at the end.
    Also.... if you use a slow cooker, do the onions in the spices in the pan and then chuck everything in the slow cooker.
    Love it!!!
  7. Hazykay

    Hazykay Well-Known Member

    The lamb meatballs are syn free if you use mint sauce without sugar. Colemans mint sauce doesn't have sugar added and they are yum, honest
  8. Laurie

    Laurie MM addict

    thanks hun gonna have to try these... im always making bbq beef meatballs be nice to try something different for a change!
  9. toliveordiet?

    toliveordiet? Well-Known Member

    You can always do a roast in the slow cooker - ideal for when you are out for the day or have a cheap joint of beef.

    Simply scrunch up some silver foil to make three x 1" balls or use 2 carrots, put these at the bottom of the slow cooker then rest the joint or whole chicken on top. Cook on low for 6-8 hours and hey presto, all you need to do is boil up some veg and make some gravy.

    You can also add some flavouring, for example, my family like me to add lemon juice, oregano and garlic salt to the chicken; lime and orange to pork joints or a little red wine to the beef
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  10. BritMumInCanada

    BritMumInCanada Well-Known Member

    this website has some great slow cooker recipes that could easily be adapted to slimming world.

    Welcome To
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  11. toliveordiet?

    toliveordiet? Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that BritMuminCanada. I've never seen such a big choice, my mouth is watering already
  12. lesserme

    lesserme shrinking granny

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  13. toliveordiet?

    toliveordiet? Well-Known Member

    Thanks Lesserme, I have just tried the Liver & Bacon casserole - it's delicious. Even my husband liked it and he always says he doesn't like liver!!

    Thanks for posting
  14. j0j0

    j0j0 Well-Known Member


    oh my god thanks for that one I love mint and meatballs i would not of thought of making them both together,what would you eat with it??
  15. j0j0

    j0j0 Well-Known Member

    I've made chops cooked in Spaghetti Bolognese it would be free on a red day if you made the sauce your self It is really nice becuse the chops are really tender from the juices.
  16. Girl27

    Girl27 fattybumbum

    Hi when you cook this could you chuck in some chopped potatoes in the cooker? Would that work? Thanks
  17. sam7t6

    sam7t6 Member

    Thanks peeps I will give these a try my self
  18. HellieCopter

    HellieCopter Me vs Cake

    I am glad this thread has resurfaced! I made a lovely beef casserole yesterday in the slow cooker and it was gorgeous! I am planning to do a curry this week.

    Rice pudding in it is brilliant!
  19. lwtblb

    lwtblb Well-Known Member

    How do you cook your rice pud?
  20. HellieCopter

    HellieCopter Me vs Cake

    Pudding rice, skimmed milk (HE-A), sweetener, slow cook for 4-5 hours on low. Ta da!

    Sometimes I put raisins (synned) in it, it's nice with a muller light stirred through it too.

    Quantities depend on the size of your slow cooker.

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