Wet and windy days like today are perfect for getting your slow cooker out, or putting a stew in a casserole dish and into your oven, to cook slowly and produce a tasty home cooked meal. A meal that not only warms you up, but fills you up too. This Slow Cooker Beef in Ale Stew is very easy to make. Slow cooking the beef makes it tender. It also makes for a very tasty meal, due to the flavoursome gravy it cooks in.
I was recently sent a Crock-Pot 3.5L and you may recall that I posted a recipe which I made using this to slow cook a butternut squash in. Well, as part of the review that I did, I was asked along with some other bloggers to provide an ingredients each towards making a Collective Crock recipe. Read More
With the weather being a little more autumnal recently, I have started using my slow cooker again. I love my slow cooker – such an easy way to make a great tasting meal for my family, which makes the meat so tender and full of flavour.
As part of my continued quest to try some new cusine on my family, I decided to cook a meal made from what I could find in my fridge, freezer and store cupboards. In the end I opted to make a casserole in my slow cooker and rather than make a tomato or gravy based sauce, I used some cider we had left over from Christmas and made Chicken and Bacon in Cider. Using chicken thighs makes this much more thrifty than if I had used chicken breast meat and actually in the slow cooler, thigh meat is much nicer because it ends up being so tender and full of flavour. Plus the addition of smokey bacon and apples made for such a comforting and very tasty sauce to accompany my mash and root veg mash.
|take care not to scratch the non stick surface of the pan – use non metallic utensils to protect it and make it look new for longer|
Serve with vegetables and enjoy
I only had 1 scone but the OH had two so you may wish to serve potatoes too – depending on how hungry you are or how many scones you like!
I have to be honest I have never made a cobbler before but it was really nice and so tasty and a lovely change from pasta or potato! This will be made again!
The non stick casserole has a capacity of 3L so will easily cook a meal for the whole family. The Swiss Diamond range incorporates the use of its own patented non stick coating which is reinforced with actual diamonds which gives the cookware its superb durability and resilience. Diamonds are used because quite simply they are naturally non stick, they conduct heat better than any other metal and this is why they have excellent durability! Who knew? I did not that’s for sure! Therefore, the Swiss Diamond range of products provide a lifetime of cooking excellence.
The non stick casserole also cleaned very easily which is always a bonus in my book! It simply requires a wash in hot soap water, taking care to always use a non abrasive cleaning sponge/cloth so not to scratch the non stick surface. Although the dish can go into a dishwasher occasionally, it is best if it is hand washed so as to preserve its non stick coating for as long as possible.
The generous people from Swiss Diamond have a NON-STICK CASSEROLE – 3L (24 CM) (measuring 24cm) exactly like the one I have reviewed and cooked with for this feature, to give away. This beautiful and well made quality piece of cookware has a value of £119 and really is a pleasure to cook with.
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning one is to fill in the form below.
The closing date is 12am Monday 22nd July, 2013.
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I was sent the casserole dish for the purpose of this review. The recipe is my own and was created especially for this feature. All comments made are my own and honest.
Thank you xx