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I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 14:01
by Celticangel82
:lol:I'm new to the world of slow cookers, and I've made one dish so far and loved it.. had hubby asking me all day "is it ready Yet? "

Lamb chops of some sort, fresh rosemary and thyme, carrots, garlic cloves, water, beef stock, red wine, bit of gravox, and tinned tomatoes..

Served with mash and fresh garden peas.. was like a pub meal. :drool:

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Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 14:42
by Sathias
I recently bought a pressure cooker that doubles as a slow cooker, it's awesome for lamb-shanks. Stuff tends to fall to bits when slow cooked, but with pressure cooking its much faster, and despite being as tender, the shanks hold together better :)

I've got tonnes of slow cooker recipe books at home if you want some recipe suggestions :)

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 15:38
by Celticangel82
Pressure cookers scare me, :lol:

Braised steak and onion tomorrow!

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 18:29
by Kendrite
I love my slow cookers (yes, two). I'm not really a great cook but follow a recipe and you really can't go wrong with one of these!

Just finished eating Chicken Marsala for dinner...now wishing I didn't eat so much.

Edit: What does the little space invader do to the right? ---->

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 18:34
by Celticangel82
It's like a "like" thing I've figured.

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 19:39
by Kendrite
Shame I can't put it in my slow cooker...he, he.

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 25 Aug 2016, 11:51
by Nitephyre
Slow cookers don't need recipes... you just Chuck Shit In and Turn To Highâ„¢ :D

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 16:01
by NotThatDoug
My mother and step dad decided to be nice and make me curried sausages in my slow cooker while they were baby sitting yesterday, the ingredients were sausages, curry powder, water and sultanas, they put it on at 11am and blasted it on high until 3pm, then turned the cooker off completely and left it sitting on the bench, when I came home at 4pm they told me to just reheat it in the microwave when I was ready to eat.

I was so confused you guys.

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 17:22
by Celticangel82
NotThatDoug wrote:My mother and step dad decided to be nice and make me curried sausages in my slow cooker while they were baby sitting yesterday, the ingredients were sausages, curry powder, water and sultanas, they put it on at 11am and blasted it on high until 3pm, then turned the cooker off completely and left it sitting on the bench, when I came home at 4pm they told me to just reheat it in the microwave when I was ready to eat.

I was so confused you guys.
How did it taste?
I love cooking snags in onion tomato gravy.. diced sausages, garlic, diced or sliced onion, tin tomatoes, water, gravox.. serve with rice. Yum yum

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 17:42
by NotThatDoug
It tasted like rubber sausages with way to much curry powder.

We do devilled sausages in the slow cooker from time to time and its great, this was just awful, I have no idea why the put it in the slow cooker.

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 17:45
by Celticangel82
Lol gross..
I don't understand how or why some people bake cakes breads etc in the slow cooker.
It's great for hearty meals or corned beef, set it and go off to do the farm work, no need to keep checking it and stirring.

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 17:46
by linxus
Pork sausages (browned off first), apples, onions, potatoes, pearl barley, and a litre of vege stock = awesome.

Alternative - drop the barley, remove the majority of potatoes about 15 minutes before the end (then mash them), and add some cornflour or something to thicken the liquid to something close to gravy.

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 16 Sep 2016, 10:10
by Mugsy
Can these things do gumbo without burning the roux? I love my gumbo but man it is time consuming standing there for over 2hrs stirring so the roux doesn't burn on my gas cooktop.

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 16 Sep 2016, 10:32
by kharis

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 16 Sep 2016, 11:27
by Mugsy
Guess I should look into a slow cooker then. Give it a shot. Any tips on a good brand and model? Even the ones to avoid?

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 16 Sep 2016, 12:00
by kharis
i've got a big 7 litre one but if its just you you could go with a smaller 3 litre ish. I have a sunbeam which has served me well and Russell Hobbs are decent from what I've seen. You could probably just get a cheapy from kmart and see how you go. they come with a year warranty so $30 is decent

http://www.kmart.com.au/product/3l-slow ... Avd58P8HAQ

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 16 Sep 2016, 13:25
by Mugsy
Now I remember why I haven't bought a slow cooker yet, couldn't decide on the size. I cook just for myself mostly but do cook large batches quite a bit too. Guess I should just get a small one first and see if I like it.

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 16 Sep 2016, 13:43
by kharis
the 3 litre one should be big enough for 2 meals. i cook for 4 in mine and usually have some leftovers

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 16 Sep 2016, 15:24
by Celticangel82
I got a kmart brand 5 or 6 lt for 20 bucks, I've since found, as well as others in this huge fb slow cooker group I'm on, the kmart one runs hot, so I just reduce my cooking time. Going To Get A better one soon And use this one just for the dogs dinners.

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 17 Sep 2016, 09:33
by Mugsy
Thanks for the tips there. Now to find some recipes for food I like!

Re: I can't believe there's no slow cooker thread

Posted: 17 Sep 2016, 10:21
by Celticangel82
Mugsy wrote:Thanks for the tips there. Now to find some recipes for food I like!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SlowCoo ... 4Families/

There's some alright ideas in there, they use a lot of packet mixes though, and some weird recipes which aren't to my liking.. but some good tips too.

I've done 2 corned beefs in it so far, meat just falls apart so good, hubby loves it but I think my taste is off being pregnant I just don't like the taste, even though it's exactly the same as how I'd do it stove top ( a can of coke or ginger ale, onion, water, carrot and celery ).
Braised steak and onions was yummy, and that lamb thing I posted in OP. .