It’s winter, the nights are drawing in and we’re starting to dig out the slow cooker recipes to help keep us warm. We’ve selected some of the recipes we love, for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – let us know what you think!
With a ton of vegetables and bags of flavour, we love this Vegan Chilli with either rice or a baked potato. Yum!
Time in Slow Cooker – 6 hours 15 minutes
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into medium chunks
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 celery sticks, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1-2 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp tomato purée
- 1 red pepper, cut into chunks
- 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
- 400g can black beans, drained
- 400g can kidney beans, drained
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat.
Add the onion, carrot and celery. Cook for 8-10 mins, stirring occasionally until soft then crush in the garlic, tip in the sweet potato chunks and cook for 1 min more.
Add all the dried spices, oregano and tomato puree, cook for a minute then tip the whole lot into a slow cooker.
Add the red pepper and chopped tomatoes.
Give everything a good stir then cook on low for 5 hrs.
Stir in the beans and cook for another 30 mins to 1 hr.
Season to taste and serve with lime wedges, guacamole, rice and coriander.
Original recipe from bbcgoodfood
Slow Cooker Turkish Brunch Eggs
This is a great and easy breakfast to make in the slow cooker that’s low calorie and full vitamin c, which we all need a bit of in the winter!
Time in Slow Cooker – 5 hours
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 onions, finely sliced
- 1 red pepper, cored and finely sliced
- 1 small red chilli, finely sliced
- 8 cherry tomatoes
- 1 slice sourdough bread, cubed
- 4 eggs
- 2 tbsp skimmed milk,
- small bunch parsley, finely chipped
- 4 tbsp natural yogurt, to serve
Oil the inside of a small slow cooker and heat if necessary. Heat the remaining oil in a heavy-based frying pan.
Stir in the onions, pepper and chilli. Cook until they begin to soften.
Tip into the slow cooker and add the cherry tomatoes and bread and stir everything. Season.
Whisk the eggs with the milk and parsley and pour this over the top, making sure all the other ingredients are covered. Cook for 5-6 hours and serve with yogurt.
Original recipe from bbcgoodfood
Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
The perfect winter warmer, this noodle soup is also great when you are feeling under the weather.
Time in the slow cooker – 6 hours, 20 minutes.
- 700g Skinless Chicken Breast
- 1 medium Onion, finely chopped
- 3 Carrots, peeled and chopped
- 3 stalks Celery, finely chopped
- 2 tsp Minced Garlic
- 1/2 tsp Dried Thyme
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 2 litres Chicken Stock
- 250g Spaghetti, snapped into pieces *See Note 4
- 1 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp Fresh parsley, chopped
Add chicken, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme, bay leaves and chicken stock to a slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low for 6 hours
Remove the cooked chicken breast and shred using two forks, the meat should fall apart easily.
Add the chicken back into the cooker along with the pasta. Switch to a high setting, cover and cook for around 15 – 20 mins, until the noodles are cooked.
Stir in the lemon juice and parsley.