Slow Cooker Sausage, Kale & Bean Casserole

Slow Cooker Sausage, Kale & Bean Casserole

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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

Oven Pride : Sunday Roast Dinner Campaign

Oven Pride : Sunday Roast Dinner Campaign

I have a confession. I am a messy cook. There I have said it.

Seriously, as much as I enjoy being creative in the kitchen and will happily clean up afterwards, I make the kitchen resemble a bomb site by the time I am finished! Everytime I cook pasta, the water over flows the pan and makes a mess on the ring, and often when I stir something splashes appear on the hob or splashback! The oven is also a little in need of a deep clean, where the bottom has become blackened by spillages of cottage pie sauce, or cakes that spilled over allowing small splats of batter to escape and land on the oven floor. And don’t let me get started on the kitchen worktops and the floor!!! I think I will leave that to your imagionation!

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Rice Pudding

Slow Cooker Chocolate Rice Pudding

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I have owned a slow cooker for several years now – probably at least 15 years and in all that time I have never cooked a dessert in one! Considering how much I love puddings, this is a surprise even to me! On Friday while it was still October, or for users of the crockpot #Crocktober , I decided to break my slow cooker pudding ‘cherry’ and I decided to make a rice pudding, a real comfort food for this time of year. 

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Slow Cooker Gammon

Slow Cooker Gammon

Slow Cooker Gammon is very easy to prepare and even easier to cook. Minimal effort for maximum taste!

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Cooking a joint of gammon in the slow cooker is easy peasy. Seriously, you just need two things – a slow cooker and a joint of gammon. That is it! You don’t believe me, do you? Well, let me show you just how easy it is.

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Slow Cooker Beef and Guinness Stew

There is something comforting about slow cooked meat stews this time of year, and adding some guinness to the mix makes for a very tasty dish that is sure to warm you up on a cold day.
Here is my take on beef & guinness stew
serves 4 adults
1 kg beef- stewing or braising cut into bite sized pieces
3 tbsp flour
2 medium sized onion
2 large carrots
(you could add mushrooms too – I would but my OH cannot stand them!)
500ml bottle Guinness
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 oxo cube
2 tbsp oil
1 Knorr beef stock pot
1 tbsp thyme
black pepper for seasoning
Method:
coat the beef in flour
heat the oil in a saucepan and add the coated beef and cook for a few minutes to brown it
crumble in the oxo cube and mix well for about 1 more minute
add all the guinness, stock pot, tomato puree, thyme and black pepper and bring it all to the boil while stirring and boil for a couple of minutes.
Remove from the heat and transfer to your slow cooker
Peel and finely chop the onion
Peel and cut the carrot into bite sized chunks
Add both vegetables to the slow cooker and stir
Place lid on top and then cook either
on high for 4 hours
on low for 7-8 hours
(until meat is tender and cooked)
Serve with whatever takes your fancy:
you could add dumplings to the slow cooker
or make it into a pie
serve in a giant yorkshire pudding maybe?
but for me nothing is better than buttery mash and peas on the side 🙂
mmmm !
 It must taste good because my OH complimented me on it!
(I usually just get a shrug with a “yeah, it was ok” or nothing at all! )
If you have any left over, you can freeze it or have it again the following night served differently e.g.
on a jacket potato or as a filling for a pasty.
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