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Five of the best slow cooker recipes

As the dark, cold, winter nights draw in then there’s nothing better than coming home to your dinner bubbling away filling the house with culinary goodness. Enter the slow cooker!

I LOVE my slow cooker, when else can you prepare dinner in the morning (by prepare, I mean chop everything up and chuck it all in a pot!) and come in to find your dinner ready to serve, with minimal washing up?

I thought I’d share some of my favourite one pot, slow cooker recipes!

Diet Coke Chicken [or gammon]
You will need:

  • Lean chicken breasts/skinless thighs or a gammon joint.
  • Can of diet coke
  • Onion and garlic
  • Passata
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Cider vinegar
  • Spoon full of sweetener
  • Salt, smoked paprika and chilli powder

Campfire Stew
You will need:

  • Gammon joint
  • 2 onions and 3 cloves of garlic
  • Paprika, cumin, coriander and chilli flakes
  • Baked beans and Kidney beans
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes and tomato puree
  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • Mushrooms
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Frank’s Hot Sauce
  • You can also add peppers, I’m not a fan so I never do…

  • Beef Steak Chilli
    You will need: 
  • Beef braising steak
  • 2 onions and 3 cloves of garlic
  • Kidney beans – I actually prefer to use black beans
  • 1 tsp chipotle chilli flakes (sometimes I’ll just chuck some Franks Hot Sauce in it!)
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 300ml of beef stock, use either Oxo or Knorrs easy pot
  • Big dollop of tomato puree

    No prawn, Chicken and Chorizo Jambalaya
    You will need:

  • Chicken breasts (or boneless thigh), diced
  • Chorizo, chopped
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • Red chillis (increase quantity to turn up the heat!)
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1.5 cups long grain white rice
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Pulled Pork
    You will need:
  • Shoulder of pork
  • Two onions, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • Pour in a glug of orange juice or apple juice (whatever your preference)
  • 2 tablespoons of paprika
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Once cooked, use two forks to shred the meat

All of the above recipes are lovely served with mash, rice or couscous.

What’s your favourite slow cooked recipe?