Six meals to make with your slow cooker
Did you know you could slow cook fudge? Or have you ever indulged in seven hour porridge?
Get inspired by the simple and delicious recipes below and you will never view your slow cooker in the same way again. Share your creations on our Facebook page!
Slow cooked chocolate fudge
An indulgent, but not too sinful treat….
• 2-1/2 cups chocolate chips
• 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
• 1/4 cup coconut sugar or maple syrup
• Pinch of sea salt
• 2 tablespoons coconut oil
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Mix together the chocolate chips, coconut milk, coconut sugar, salt, and coconut oil.
2. Throw into your Morphy Richards Slow Cooker and cook on low for two hours without stirring. It's important that lid remain on throughout.
3. After 2 hours, turn the slow cooker off, uncover, and add vanilla. IMPORTANT: Do not stir the mixture at this point. Allow to cool to room temperature or to 110 degrees if you have access to a candy thermometer.
4. Once cooled, using a large spoon, stir vigorously for 5 -10 minutes until the mixture develops a matte finish.
5. Lightly oil an 8"x8" square pan. Pour fudge into pan, cover and refrigerate for four hours or until firm.
Slow cooked porridge
A delicious and healthy, no-fuss breakfast for the whole family.
• 1 cup jumbo oats
• 4 cups milk (or half milk, half water for a less creamy version), plus a splash more milk to serve
• Cinnamon, dried fruit, nuts, maple syrup, sliced bananas, or whatever topping you prefer
1. Heat the slow cooker if necessary.
2. Put the oats in the bowl along with a pinch of salt and pour over the milk, or a mixture of milk and water.
3. Add the dried fruit, if you choose to use it.
4. Put the slow cooker on its lowest setting and cook overnight for seven to eight hours.
5. The porridge may have developed a crust overnight, but mix this in to break it up and add a splash of milk to serve, along with your desired topping
Slow cooked chilli
Classic comfort food dish, but better.
• 900g beef mince
• 1 large red onion, finely chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
• 400g can chopped tomatoes
• 2 tbsp smoked paprika
• 410g can Kidney beans, drained
• One beef stock cube
• ½ tsp hot chilli powder
• 1 tsp cumin
• Dash of Worcester Sauce
• 100ml boiling water
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper
• 4 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
• Basmati rice, to serve
1. Tip the mince into the slow cooker stoneware and turn on to Low heat, crisp up the mince a little before adding other ingredients.
2. Add the onion, garlic, soup, paprika, beans, stock cube, chilli powder and cumin, salt and pepper, then mix well.
3. Add enough boiling water to come halfway up the mixture, to replace the moisture coming out of the beef and the onion. Place the lid on top and cook for four to five hours on Low, or two to three hours on High, or until the meat is tender.
4. Once cooked, remove the lid and stir. Add a little more seasoning and serve straight from the pot with basmati rice and plain natural yoghurt.
Slow cooked whole chicken
You will not believe how easy it is to make tasty rotisserie-like chicken in your Morphy Richards Slow Cooker .
• Whole chicken
• Salt and pepper
• Desired flavourings such as garlic, lemon, peppercorns or chilli
1. Take three pieces of aluminium foil and form into small balls, and place them in the bottom of the slow cooker.
2. Rinse the chicken, inside and out, under cold running water. Pat dry with kitchen roll. Season the chicken with the salt, pepper and whatever flavourings you choose, and place in the slow cooker on top of the crushed aluminium foil balls.
3. Set the slow cooker to High for one hour, then turn down to Low for about eight to 10 hours, or until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear. Simples.
Slow cooked chicken and mushroom fettuccine
An easy-to-make Italian feast that even the most inexperienced of cooks can whip up.
• 700g chopped chicken
• 2 punnets of cremini mushrooms, cut into thirds
• 1⁄2 tsp salt
• 1⁄4 tsp black pepper
• One clove of garlic, finely chopped
• Two packets of cream cheese, cut into chunks
• 11p butter butter
• 1 1⁄2 cups grated Parmesan cheese, plus additional for garnish
• 1 1⁄2 cups whole milk
• 1 package (1 pound) fettuccine
1. Spray inside of your Morphy Richards slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Arrange chicken in single layer in bottom of your slow cooker.
3. Add mushrooms and sprinkle salt, black pepper and chopped garlic into the pot.
4. Stir together cream cheese, butter, Parmesan cheese and milk in medium saucepan over medium heat.
5. Whisk constantly until smooth and heated through. Pour over mushrooms, pushing down any that float to surface.
6. Cover and cook on Low for four to five hours or on High for two to two and a half hours.
7. Serve with fettuccine pasta.
Slow cooked spicy bean soup
A great dish to keep you fuller for longer.
• 1 tbsp vegetable oil
• 200g chopped onion
• 180g sliced carrots
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 600ml chicken stock
• 2 tsp sugar
• 450g frozen sweetcorn
• 400g can of kidney beans, drained
• 400g can of black beans, drained
• 400g can of chopped tomatoes with basil
• 400g can of chopped tomatoes, drained
• 110g diced green chillies
1. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker, and cook on High for the first hour.
2. Turn the temperature down to LOW, and cook for seven more hours.
3. Serve with crusty bread.