Slow cooker Recipes
Slow cooker recipes are the ultimate comfort food with no fuss, from rich beef casseroles to warming chicken stews that you can leave to cook themselves.
The best thing about cooking with a slow cooker is that once you've prepped the ingredients and put them in, you can leave it to cook for most of the day while you get on with something else. There's nothing quite like a good cut of meat left in the slow cooker cooked very slowly for up to 8 hours. All you have to do is brown the meat first, then add the ingredients to the slow cooker pot and leave it cook. The results are always perfectly tender, using about the same amount of energy as a light switch.
Lorraine Pascale's slow cooker Asian pulled pork is one of our favourite slow cooker recipes, as it's SO easy - all you have to do is put pork shoulder and spices into a slow cooker and cook it on low for 8-10 hours, then serve withit with an easy coleslaw and lightly toasted bap. It's really worth the extra time as the flavours really develop, but there's no extra effort - it's actually easier than most pulled pork recipes. However, if you want something that's more like our stew, then our slow cooked beef with mushrooms and red wine is the perfect winter warmer. The whole family will love it and it's really no-fuss as it cooks away on its own, allowing the flavours to really come together. The red wine also adds a lot of depth and richness. This delicious beef dish is ideal served with mashed potato and will quickly become one of your staple meals.
The great thing about using a slow cooker is that you can make ahead recipes that will feed a crowd, but without having the hassle of cooking with all sorts of pots and pans, and with hardly any washing up. Slow cooker recipes are ideal for the weekend when you have a little more time and although they take a few hours to cook, they're all really easy to put together so you can get on with other things, or simply put your feet up and enjoy your day off!
Delicious Slow cooker recipes
This Asian-inspired pulled pork is made in a slow cooker and served in toasted buns with spicy slaw
A creamy, mustardy pork casserole that makes a refreshing change from heavy, wintry stews. This is our most popular pork stew
Slow cooked tender beef and pork with cheesy mash make this twist on cottage pie so worth the wait
Slow roast tomatoes for more than two hours to really add a richness of flavour to this simple recipes made with garlic and herbs
Our version of boeuf Bourguignon, rich and delicious - and even better if you make the day before...
This slow-braised pork belly with greens, olives and capers is delicious with crusty bread, make it more substantial by adding butter beans or black-eyed peas
Slow cooked for 6 hours, this pulled pork falls apart beautifully and makes a rich ale sauce for drizzling over
A delicious Middle Eastern slow-roasted lamb dish, made with the supergrain, freekeh
The delicious complementing flavours of chicken with red peppers, chorizo and chilli makes this a perfect one-pot meal
The chunks of pork in this fragrant casserole, are slow cooked in a sweet, spicy sauce, until meltingly tender
Rich pork loin cooked in sherry and figs creates a delicious sweet and sticky sauce
This slow-cooked pork is a real showstopper and can be put in the oven overnight for lunch the next day