Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Comfort foods

I'm a huge fan of the slow cooker, just chuck the ingredients in, come back in 7 hours and dinner is done. What could be easier?
However I'm not keen on the stereotype stews and casseroles that slow cookers are known for so I tend to experiment with lots of recipes. 

A huge favourite in our household is sausage casserole.
Ingredients:
3 Sausages per person cut into 3
Handful of chopped onion
2 good handfuls of frozen mixed vegetables
2 tbs smoked paprika
2 Beef Oxo cubes
Jar passata 
200ml water

Method
Brown sausage pieces and onion for a few minutes. Add all other ingredients and bring to boil then transfer to slow cooker. 
I cook on low for aprox 7 hours 


Yesterday I tried a twist on the traditional lamb stew. It was beautiful 

Ingredients
3 x lean lamb steaks cut into bite sized pieces
Handful of chopped onion
Handful of sliced mushrooms
2 handfuls of mixed frozen vegetables 
2 Lamb Oxo
Tbs all purpose seasoning 
Tbs paprika

Method:
1. Brown meat and onion
2. Add onions
3. Add frozen mixed vegetables
4. Add all the seasoning 

5. Add just enough boiling water to barely cover. Bring to boil then transfer to slow cooker. I cook on low for aprox 7 hours.



Delicious!



Kie x



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