It is winter here in Australia – and it is bloody cold!
As I sit here typing in my ugg boots and marshmallow socks, shivering in my velour tracksuit pants, I feel for the areas of the world where it snows.
But do you know what the BEST thing about winter? THE FOOD!
Here are the 10 absolute best slowcooker recipes to cook this winter! Click on the photo to view the recipe!
Oh yeah baby!!! Not only is this one of the most popular recipes on our entire website – it is totes delish. Add a teaspoon of curry for a Slowcooker Apricot Chicken Curry. It makes the house smell just wonderful. Serve it over mashed potato.
The slowcooker makes the very best corned beef ever. I like to cook mine in a little ginger ale with a tablespoon of brown sugar to give it a lovely flavour that infuses the whole way through. It, of course, MUST be served with a white sauce!
Lamb shanks used to be so cheap, but not so much these days. I buy them when they are on sale as I think the shank is the most delectable part of the lamb. Put this on in the morning and allow all the flavours to infuse all day – everyone’s mouth will be watering!
Yep, you read that right – Coke or any cola, actually – we aren’t fussy. The sugar in the Coke helps break down the beef making it very moist and sticky.
Thick and hearty – and this recipes is enough to feed a whole hoard of hungry troops. We’ve even worked out how to make it ‘fart free’ – shhhhhhhhh…
Don’t think slow cookers are just for heavy casseroles and soups – they are perfect for desserts too! This one is so delicious you may eat more than two or three bowls!
Dumplings – they soak up the gravy, they are stodgy little morsels of delight that make a fabulous casserole into something truly memorable!
Yes, a beef roast is done excellently in the slow cooker. Usually, when they are done in the oven, beef roasts become very stringy and tough – but not in the slow cooker!
9. Slow Cooker Lasagne
Did you know that you can cook lasagne in the slow cooker? And it is bloody beautiful. Great if you are feeding a huge crowd or party!
Thick and creamy and made with condensed milk and coconut evaporated milk – this decadent rice dessert is perfect for winter. Not too sweet, either!