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Re: The Slow Cooking (Crock Pot) Thread...

Have to revive this thread.

Am proud owner now of a 3.5 liter slow cooker and am loving it!!

Made chillies, stews (ragout), soups so far and all turned out really yummy. Currently making chocolate fudges in various flavours and they are also really good. Also found recipes for steaming puds and want to try that as well.

I love how it it frees up time for me. Whilst it is simmering away in the kitchen, I have time to do other chores. I will of course, keep on cooking the old school way too, but I honestly love my new gadget.

Looking forward to hopefully read a lot, from other crock potters and their recipes.
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Old 09.01.2018, 14:24
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Interesting article on slow cookers.
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Old 09.01.2018, 14:29
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Re: The Slow Cooking (Crock Pot) Thread...

Hhhhmmmm, may be true in several cases, however, I have no issue leaving home and have the slow cooker cooking, I wouldn´t do that with the oven or pressure cooker. And for onions smothered in butter I prefer my slow cooker all the time.

I like what comes out of my slow cooker :-)
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Re: The Slow Cooking (Crock Pot) Thread...

Interesting indeed.

I have both, slow cooker and Cookéo appliance (plus an old fashioned pressure cooker pan).
I use both according to what I like best out of them and/or the time I have to prep the food.

They both have their uses. Just as people have different tastes and preferences, neither of the appliances is the be all and end all.

I belong to cookery forums/groups around the world and am astounded for instance, what gets thrown all together to cook in the pressure cooking appliance in Australia. Stuff I'd never have thought to cook this way, but I always like learning new things, whether I copy the suggestions from these pages, is another matter
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Re: The Slow Cooking (Crock Pot) Thread...

Oh man, I made an amazing Beef Bourguignon on Sunday. My recipe was:

Ingredients:
  • 500-750g stewing beef cut into medium-large chunks
  • 2x onions, chopped roughly
  • 6 large mushrooms, chopped into medium-thin chunks
  • 2x carrots, chopped into small chunks
  • 2x parsnips, chopped into small chunks
  • 5x garlic cloves
  • 500ml red wine (something deep flavoured like la Côte which can be had from Co-Op in 250ml bottles for around 1.50CHF each)
  • 2x beef stock cubes
  • Approx 150-200g flour or cornflour/sauce thickener
  • Pepper to taste

Method:
  1. Boil/steam the carrots and parsnips for 9 mins in a separate pan (do this first before you start anything else)
  2. Get a large saucepan on the hob
  3. Add oil/clarified butter to a pan and fry the onions and mushrooms on a medium high until browned/seared on the outside.
  4. Add the meat and fry it until it is sealed
  5. Add the carrots and parsnip
  6. Add all of the wine and garlic and let it simmer for a few mins
  7. Add the stock cubes and pepper to taste until all mixed in
  8. Add the sauce thickener of your choice slowly until the desired consistency is reached (not too thin or thick)
  9. Take everything and put it in the slow cooker
  10. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, stirring every 3 hours adding and stirring in a little hot water if the sauce is too thick.

Turned out melt in your mouth delicious with a wonderfully deep flavour.

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Interesting article on slow cookers.
I don't agree with all of the article. The appeal of a slow cooker for me is to spend half an hour to quickly prepare everything in advance and then bung it in the slow cooker and leave it to stew for hours while I go about my business. That way when I am hungry at around 7pm it is ready to eat at a moments notice and all I have to do is cook some rice or pasta. If I am late then it doesn't spoil and I find it greatly reduces stress of preparation when eating in the evening.

I do agree that there are many things that are unsuitable to be cooked in a slow cooker, but I only use mine for things which I know work well.
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Old 09.01.2018, 16:40
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Re: The Slow Cooking (Crock Pot) Thread...

Yumm!! I love this kind of food, currently we can‘t get enough of Chilli con Carne in different varieties.

I totally agree with you in regards to the time saving of the SC.
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Old 01.04.2018, 19:17
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Have to revive this thread.

Am proud owner now of a 3.5 liter slow cooker and am loving it!!

Made chillies, stews (ragout), soups so far and all turned out really yummy. Currently making chocolate fudges in various flavours and they are also really good. Also found recipes for steaming puds and want to try that as well.

I love how it it frees up time for me. Whilst it is simmering away in the kitchen, I have time to do other chores. I will of course, keep on cooking the old school way too, but I honestly love my new gadget.

Looking forward to hopefully read a lot, from other crock potters and their recipes.
I'm a proud owner of a Crock Pot (the original brand)!!! So happy I could cook the lamb stew for the Easter.
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Old 01.04.2018, 20:02
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Re: The Slow Cooking (Crock Pot) Thread...

I haven't used mine much larely but my favourite dish overall is a nice Beef Bourguignon.
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Re: The Slow Cooking (Crock Pot) Thread...

That's my next "project". :-)
Tbh there a quite a few recipes that came with the pot so I'd like to try those before getting more creative. Don't remember if they included Beef Bourguignon in that booklet, although it's a classic, how could they not... I'll look it up. I payed a little over 80 chf for this pot so from this pov wasn't a big deal but I expect to use it more often at least for soups - we loves soups...I avoided buying new kitchen appliances for a while - but here I am. lol
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/405569710017968/


Aye I know , bloody faceache again. On popular request I started this, so far only my own stuff and recipes is posted in there...looking forward to many other contributors.




And the same thing exists also in SWISSGERMAN


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Re: The Slow Cooking (Crock Pot) Thread...



Got gifted a ginormous head of red cabbage.....slow cooked with apples, bacon and onion over 8hrs and then vacuumized in bags for the freezer. The cabbage tastes so yummy and buttery when prepped this way!



Same procedure as every year Sylv's Fudgeria in full swing, by the end of making all those chocolate fudges I will have over 10 different varieties to be packed into cellophane bags and given away as gifts


Love my Slowies !
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Got gifted a ginormous head of red cabbage.....slow cooked with apples, bacon and onion over 8hrs and then vacuumized in bags for the freezer. The cabbage tastes so yummy and buttery when prepped this way!

Same procedure as every year Sylv's Fudgeria in full swing, by the end of making all those chocolate fudges I will have over 10 different varieties to be packed into cellophane bags and given away as gifts

Love my Slowies !
Wow EE that looks like perfect winter warming food... I can feel my taste buds warming up just looking at it! Do you have a recipe for it please?
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Old 26.11.2020, 16:01
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That looks so good EE!
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Wow EE that looks like perfect winter warming food... I can feel my taste buds warming up just looking at it! Do you have a recipe for it please?
The one for the red cabbage right? No problem!

Just posted it in my, albeit Swissgerman, group. Will translate it asap to English!

I think the recipes for the choccie fudges ( if you want that too) I already got in English)
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Fudge in the slow cooker - that's brilliant, EE!
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Red cabbage on stock, made in a Slow Cooker


I only have two 3.5lt /3.6qt Slow Cookers and I admit
the recipe would work a tad better in a bigger model!!

1,2 - 1,8kg head of red cabbage, prepared and cut in fine stripes
1 big or 2 medium sized onions, peeled and chopped
2 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into cubes of roughly 5mm
100gr lardons or streaky bacon cut into fine slices (if you love it meatier use 50gr more)
2 -3 tblsp butter
4 bay leaves
8 juniper berries
Pepper, freshly ground
3-4 tblsp sugar
4-5dl apple juice, but plain water works just as well
Optional: cumin

Switch SC on HIGH

Add prepared red cabbage

Melt the butter in a skillet, braise bacon and onions until onions look glassy, add the apple cubes, and roast a little more to let it all take a little colour (caramelize). Add the apple juice and all the spices/seasonings, stir well, and pour everything over cabbage in SC. Mix everything thoroughly, place lid on top and let cook on HIGH** for at least 6 hours.

It will be even yummier if you let it cook longer, mine was in it for 8hrs and was perfectly buttery and had still quite a good bite to it.

**Careful, not all SC’s are the same, some are lame asses 😉 whilst others are hot heads. You know your devices best and can estimate what will work best time wise.

My details are only approximate guidelines.

Once it cooled down in the fridge overnight, I bagged and vacuumized this, in side-dish portion size of 300gr a bag.

I haven’t added salt initially on purpose, but will, when I thaw up and cook this cabbage later on.

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Re: The Slow Cooking (Crock Pot) Thread...

We had a pork stew cooked in our crock pot the other day. I don't like pork usually tbh and get annoyed when OH buys all sort of cuts, but cooked properly it can be very tasty and tender.
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We had a pork stew cooked in our crock pot the other day. I don't like pork usually tbh and get annoyed when OH buys all sort of cuts, but cooked properly it can be very tasty and tender.
We too
(here with dried trompettes (horns of abundance),onions and bell pepper)

I love to prep in my Slowies, all those cheap meat cuts that need ages to get done.....regardless of it is any kind of stew/goulash or chillies, sugi, boiled beef and so on and so forth, they all turn out so incredibly yummy and tender







I know it is faceache again, here's my humble SC related recipe collection what I make with my Slowies

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