Posts by Megan Taylor

Has an over indulgent Christmas left your wallet feeling light? With our delicious slow cooker recipes, you don’t need to spend a lot to have delicious meals. Save money by choosing cheaper cuts of meats such as skirt of beef or go meat free with our veg-friendly meals. Whatever your taste, these delicious meals will keep the whole family happy without breaking the bank.

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Asian Skirt of Beef

This easy to make slow cooker Asian beef recipe combines ginger, garlic, coriander, cinnamon to create sweet but hearty meal for all to enjoy. Serve with rice, noodles or steamed vegetables for a tasty nutritious meal.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 160g Onion, finely chopped
  • 5cm/2in Fresh root ginger, peeled, chopped
  • 2 Garlic clove, peeled, crushed
  • 3 tbsp of Brown sugar
  • 2 tsp of Coriander, ground
  • 2tsp of Cinnamon, ground
  • 4 tsp of Chinese Five-Spic
  • 4 tbsp of Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp of Oyster sauce
  • 1 kg Beef, skirt (no bigger than the cooking pot)
  • 750ml/26.3fl oz Water
  • Beef Stock

Total recipe time: 490 minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 480 minutes
Serving numbers: 4

Preparation:

  1. Peel and chop the onion, ginger and Garlic TIP: Use a teaspoon to scrape the thin skin of the ginger 
  2. To make beef stock, pour boiling water into a measuring jug to the 750ml/26.3floz mark. Then add the beef stock cube and stir until dissolved.

Cooking Steps:

  1. Place the cooking pot on the hob and add the oil and allow to heat
  2. Add in the chopped onion, ginger, garlic, coriander, cinnamon and Chinese five spice and fry for 2 minutes on a medium heat, continually stirring.  
  3. Turn off the hob and place the cooking pot on the base unit.
  4. Pour over the beef stock and add in the skirt of beef. 
    Place the lid on the cooking and using the control knob select the desired slow cook setting
    TIP: Slow cooking setting depending on your cooking time. Low cooks slowly and succulent (8 – 10 hours) Medium cooks on a medium heat (6-8 hours) and High faster (4-6 hours)
  5. Using a slotted spoon carefully remove the skirt of beef and place to one side.
    When the cooking time ends, turn the control knob off
  6. Place the cooking pot back on the hob and bring the liquid to the boil. Boil until it has reduced by half. 
  7. Shred the shirt of beef and pour over the hot reduced sauce.
    TIP: Serve with crushed potatoes



Aubergine and Potato Curry

This simple vegetarian curry is a perfect alternative to a meat based curry. The meaty aubergines provide the perfect substitute along with the waxy potatoes this curry has a host of textures and flavours. If you are taking part in veganuary this January this is a perfect recipe to try just make sure your curry paste is vegan friendly. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 160g Onion, finely chopped
  • 500g Aubergine
  • 250g Potato
  • 120g Courgette
  • 2 tbsp. Curry paste
  • 50g Green lentils
  • 600ml/20 floz Water
  • 1 Vegetable Stock
  • Handful Coriander, chopped

Total recipe time: 490 minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 480 minutes
Serving numbers: 4 Preparation:

  1. Peel and dice the onion
  2. Dice the aubergine and potato to roughly 1in squared
  3. To make vegetable stock, pour boiling water into a measuring jug to the 600ml/20 fl oz mark. Then add the vegetable stock cube and stir until dissolved.
  4. Place the lentils in a sieve and rinse under cold water

Cooking Steps:

  1. Place the cooking pot onto the hob and add the oil and allow to heat
    Gently fry the onion.
  2. Add the aubergine, potato, courgette and curry paste and fry for two minutes whilst continually stirring. Turn off the hob Place the cooking pot onto the base unit. 
  3. Add the lentils and vegetable stock into the cooking pot and place on the lid on the cooking pot and using the control knob select the desired slow cooking setting
    TIP: Slow cooking setting depending on your cooking time. Low cooks slowly and succulent (8 – 10 hours) Medium cooks on a medium heat (6-8 hours) and High faster (4-6 hours)
  4. When the cooking ends, turn the control knob off.
  5. TIP: Sprinkle with roughly chopped coriander when serving.
    Serve with basmati rice




Pulled BBQ Chicken

This slow cooked pulled BBQ chicken recipe is a great alternative to using pork. Super easy to make just simply put everything in your slow cooker and once cooked shred your chicken and enjoy in a crusty bread bun or why not try over a crispy baked potato.


Ingredients:

  • 6 large skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

Total recipe time: 185 minutes
Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 180 minutes
Serving numbers: 4-5

Cooking Steps:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in your Morphy Richards 6.5L Slow Cooker and cook on HIGH for 3 hours
  2. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred using two forks
  3. Add the chicken back into the sauce and stir to coat
  4. Serve over rice, as tacos or in burger buns


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