What should I make for dinner tonight? This might just be the number one question that we ask ourselves almost daily over here.
Then you have come to the right place, we have rounded up 15 elegant slow cooker recipes that we have shared over the years.
Plus, there is such a variety of flavours in these recipes, so you are sure to find something for you. Most of these recipes are quick and easy ones made especially for busy weeknights.
15 Elegant Slow Cooker Recipes
What is best to cook in slow cooker?
Slow cookers are great for cooking cheaper cuts like beef brisket, pork shoulder, lamb shoulder and chicken thighs. You can also use less meat, as slow cooking really extracts a meaty flavour that permeates the whole dish.
What else can you cook in a slow cooker?
Tis the season for slow cooking!
- 1: Creole Chicken and Sausage.
- 2: Braised Beef Ragu.
- 3: Skinny Veggie Lasagna.
- 4: Carnitas.
- 5: Whole Roasted Chicken.
- 6: Granola.
- 7: Texas Chili Con Carne.
- 8: Easiest Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
Can you put raw meat in a slow cooker?
Can You Put Raw Beef in a Slow Cooker? Yes, you can totally cook raw beef in a slow cooker. Many slow-cooker chili recipes have a step for browning the beef before it goes into the Crock-Pot. While this step isn’t necessary, caramelizing the meat creates richer, bolder flavors.
Can you put raw potatoes in a slow cooker?
Can you put raw potatoes in the slow cooker? Potatoes cook well in the slow cooker. You can add them to soups and stews or cook them on their own for crockpot baked potatoes or these delicious garlic potatoes.
Can you put raw chicken in a slow cooker?
Yes, you can put raw chicken in a slow cooker! Slow cookers and Crock-Pots are designed to cook raw meats. The direct heat from the pot, lengthy cooking time and steam created from the tightly covered container destroys bacteria, making slow cooking safe. You can put frozen chicken in a slow cooker, too!
Do slow cookers use a lot of electricity?
It’s estimated that the average slow cooker uses roughly 1.3kWh over eight hours of cooking time.
What’s the difference between a crockpot and slow cooker?
Crock-Pot is the name of a brand that first came on the market in the 1970s. It has a stoneware pot that is surrounded by a heating element, whereas a slow cooker is typically a metal pot that sits on top of a heated surface. The term slow cooker is not a brand but rather refers to the type of appliance.
Is slow cooker healthy?
Slow cookers are healthy as they rely on low heat to prepare food, which reduces the chances of nutrient destruction, unlike other cooking styles. Crockpots are also healthy since most slow cooker recipes heavily rely on the use of natural ingredients and broths.
Can you cook pasta in slow cooker?
You can absolutely cook pasta in your crock pot, and there is no need to cook it on the stove when you intend to use it in a slow cooker recipe. If the dish you are making uses pasta as an ingredient that is great!
What goes in slow cooker first meat or vegetables?
Place firm, slow-cooking root vegetables like potatoes and carrots at the bottom of the crock and pile the meat on top.
Is it OK not to brown meat before slow cooking?
Strictly speaking, meat doesn’t need to be browned before it’s added to the slow cooker, but it’s a step we find worth the effort. The caramelized surface of the meat will lend rich flavor to the finished dish. And meat dredged in flour before browning will add body to the sauce (as in this Provençal Beef Stew).
Is it best to brown beef before slow cooking?
Browning Is Better
You should always brown ground beef or any ground meat in a skillet before adding it to your slow cooker to prevent the meat from clumping up or from adding excess grease to your cooked dish.