Slow cook recipes

With slow cook recipes, meals are made easy. Throw in the ingredients, forget about them for a few hours and return to find your dinner has virtually cooked itself. From lamb shanks or pork belly, to roly-poly pud, this is comfort food at its best – on a budget.

Slow cook recipes
Creamy pot-roast chicken

Creamy pot-roast chicken

A creamy pot-roast chicken recipe with pumpkin or butternut squash, tarragon leaves, chillies and flatleaf parsley.

Spiced shoulder of lamb

Spiced shoulder of lamb

The Indian spices give this slow cooker recipe another dimension. You can also oven-cook this recipe.

Lamb shanks

Lamb shanks

A slow cooker recipe. Alternatively, this can be cooked in the oven instead for around 2 hours, until really tender.

Slow-roast pork belly with lentils

Slow-roast pork belly with lentils

If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can still make this pork belly with lentils recipe in the oven.

Bolognese sauce

Bolognese sauce

You'll love the taste of this deep, rich and flavourful bolognese sauce recipe. You can make this without using a slow cooker, just use a large pan.

Blackberry and apple roly-poly pudding

Blackberry and apple roly-poly pudding

A sweet slow cooker recipe? Yes, and you'll taste the difference, too! Alternatively, it's possible to oven-cook this roly-poly.

Rogan josh-braised chicken

Rogan josh-braised chicken

This Indian-style chicken makes an unusual alternative to a Sunday roast.

Braised pig’s cheeks with caramelised leeks

Braised pig’s cheeks with caramelised leeks

Pig's cheeks are cheap cuts of meat that are becoming fashionable to eat again. Braise or slow cook this recipe for a tender, succulent dish.

Rioja-braised oxtail

Rioja-braised oxtail

If you've never tried oxtails, give them a go, they're cheap and very tasty.

Braised gammon with cider and apples

Braised gammon with cider and apples

Braising involves cooking large cuts or joints of meat slowly on a mirepoix (bed of diced veg), with stock, in a pot with a tight-fitting lid. This can also be cooked in a slow cooker.

Beer-braised lamb shanks

Beer-braised lamb shanks

Slow cooking meat makes it melt-in-the-mouth tender and this dish requires just a few simple minutes of preparation, followed by a long, relaxing wait.

Roast pheasant with cavolo nero and bacon

Roast pheasant with cavolo nero and bacon

This game dish is a wonderful alternative to a traditional English roast.

Venison and chestnut stew

Venison and chestnut stew

This hearty slow cooked venison and chestnut recipe will satisfy a big appetite.

Braised lamb shanks with red wine, tomato and vinegar

Braised lamb shanks with red wine, tomato and vinegar

Debbie Major's braised lamb shanks are slow-cooked with onion, garlic, rosemary, thyme, bay and vinegar – which gives a bittersweet richness to the sauce.

Slow-cooked Indian lamb korma

Slow-cooked Indian lamb korma

This gluten-free dish is a perfect slow cooker recipe – just pop it in and it cooks on its own. If you don’t own a slow cooker, then follow the same method, but use a deep flameproof casserole dish with a tight-fitting lid.

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Angela212

October 31

I always thought the contents of the slow cooker had be covered in liquid. With the creamy chicken receipe, 300ml of white is nowhere near enough liquid to cover 8 pieces of chicken, onions and mushrooms. Is it safe to slow cook with a small amount of liquid?

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