TAKE IT SLOW Let your slow cooker do all the work this winter
FOR A HEARTY, WARMING WINTER MEAL, LET YOUR SLOW COOKER DO THE HARD WORK SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO
What’s not to love about slow cookers? Economical to run and easy to use, they take all the hassle out of cooking a hearty meal, filling the house with enticing aromas to welcome you home at the end of a long day.
Another advantage is that they bring out the best in cheaper, tougher cuts of meat – whether beef brisket or lamb shoulder, the longer cooking time makes them tender and juicy. The slow method also draws out plenty of flavour, meaning you need less meat.
While most of the recipes on the following pages involve simply chucking the ingredients in the slow cooker and turning it on, make it even easier by prepping ingredients the night before and refrigerating in the removable slow cooker dish overnight. Remove it from the fridge when you get up, and give it 20 minutes to come to room temperature before switching it on.
For best results, all recipes should be cooked on LOW, however if you want to make the process quicker, switch your slow cooker to HIGH and halve the cooking time.