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Postby electrongirl » Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:44 pm

I have had my slow cooker for ages (wedding gift) but never used it.

I always find I never plan dinner etc and someone suggested I use a slow cooker, turning it on in the morning so its ready when I get home from work.

Thats fantastic but I have no idea what to cook in it and how to use it.

Any recipes or ideas would be hugely appreciated!!
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Postby Sassygirl » Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:54 pm

Hay Nikki I used to love mine. I would put a cassarole or savoury mince or even a veggie soup in it - hopefully some others can give you some better ideas and also anything for pressure cookers as I got one today for my birthday so am totally looking forward to making something in that.
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Postby electrongirl » Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:51 pm

is it your birthday today??

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:42 pm

you can do curries or dumplings, soups and stews, casseroles, bacon bone soup etc
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Postby electrongirl » Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:10 pm

I know what I can do but I need recipes!!!

I have no idea how much ingredients I have to put in there!!
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Postby milkyway » Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:23 pm

Hey Nikki - this is something I've been looking into too because I want to get one as it'd be great to get home to a lovely home cooked meal :D

Anyway, I found a 1300 recipe, recipe book online here:

http://www.zdnet.com.au/downloads/0,139 ... 95s,00.htm

I don't think you can go wrong with that. Let us know if you make any good ones.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:04 pm

electrongirl wrote:I know what I can do but I need recipes!!!

I have no idea how much ingredients I have to put in there!!


sorry i didnt know thats what you meant nikki
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Postby Sassygirl » Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:54 pm

Yes Nikki today I celebrate my, dare I say it, 36th year on this planet. Got spoilt rotten. Here is what I got:

pressure cooker
slippers
jewerlly box
electric can opener
lindt chocolate x 2 boxes
2 x La Premiere Movie tickets
Two tone quartz watch
scarf
tea towl
4 x coffee mugs
salt and pepper shakers (from Myers)
beautiful BBQ lunch prepared my darling husband
quality time with family and close friends

so I was spoilt ROTTEN!!!!!!
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Postby Ally » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:23 am

you go girl!! you deserve to be spoilt!!!
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Postby SarahC » Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:46 pm

Only place I've seen slow cooker recipes is in here
http://www.empowerfoods.com.au/forums/v ... dbee8866af
(they are low carb recipes, so you may need to make some adjustments to suit your needs, eg if the fat content is too high...)
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Postby Chelle » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:37 pm

That web site pretty good Sarah. I noticed a few people on our forum go on there.
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Postby emma21 » Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:58 am

Mediterranean-Style Pot Roast

Ingredients
1.5kg boneless beef chuck pot roast
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 medium onion, sliced
400g can diced tomatoes with basil, oregano, and garlic, undrained
1/4 cup sliced pitted ripe olives
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons dried herbs
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (2 ounces)

Slow Cooker Directions:

1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into slow cooker.
In a large skillet brown meat on all sides in hot oil. Drain off fat. Set aside.

2. Place onion in slow cooker. Place meat on top of onion. In a medium bowl stir together undrained tomatoes, olives, Worcestershire sauce, herbs, and pepper; pour over meat in slow cooker.

3. Cover and cook slowly on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

4. Remove meat from slow cooker. Cut meat into 6 serving-size pieces. Arrange meat on a serving platter. Using a slotted spoon, transfer vegetables to serving platter, reserving juices. Spoon enough of the juices over meat and vegetables to moisten. Sprinkle with feta cheese. Makes 6 servings.



I thought this was yummy! I used low fat feta and cooking spray instead of oil.
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Postby emma21 » Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:01 pm

Mediterranean chicken casserole

Ingredients (serves 4)

2 tsp olive oil
8 chicken lovely legs
1 large brown onion, halved, thinly sliced
3 celery sticks, trimmed, cut into 2cm-thick slices
2 garlic cloves, crushed
200g button mushrooms, thickly sliced
2 x 400g cans diced Italian tomatoes
1 chicken stock cube (Massel brand)
150g (1 cup) frozen broad beans, thawed, peeled
1 tbs fresh thyme leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
200g dried spiral pasta, optional, to serve

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning occasionally, for 5 minutes or until brown all over. Transfer chicken to a 2L (8-cup) capacity ovenproof casserole dish.

2. Add onion and celery to the frying pan and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and mushroom and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until mushroom is tender. Add tomato and stock cube and bring to the boil. Remove from heat. Add to casserole dish with the chicken.

3. Cover the casserole dish with a tight-fitting lid or foil. Bake in oven for 35 minutes or until chicken is tender. Add broad beans and half the thyme and cook for a further 10 minutes or until broad beans are tender. Remove from oven. Taste and season with pepper.

4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain well.

5. Spoon casserole into a large serving bowl. Sprinkle with remaining thyme and serve with pasta, if desired.



You can use just about any casserole recipe in a slow cooker - for this one I had it in the slow cooker for about 6 hours on low I think.
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Postby emma21 » Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:03 pm

Peking Pork for the Slowcooker

6 pork chops -- 1" thick
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup -- try using Chinese ketchup
1 cloves garlic -- mashed
salt and pepper -- to taste

Trim excess fat from pork chops & place in crock pot. Mix remaining
ingredients in small bowl and pour over meat. Cover, turn to LOW and cook 4 to 6 hours,
or until tender. Season with salt and pepper, if needed. Serve with steamed white rice and green vegetables.


Loved this one too! :D
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Postby electrongirl » Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:50 pm

thanks heaps emma21!!

I made the peking pork chops for dinner tonight, it was sooo good!!!
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