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Slow Cooker Recipes

Chilli Con Carne 09/04/2019
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Dine of Duty: Chilli Con Carne Recipe

  Tonight, Line of Duty is on. So, what can we eat while we are gripped by BBC One’s successful drama?   Inspired by the series, this blog is called ‘Dine of Duty’ – clever, eh? And, to start us off, we have this fantastic Chilli con carne recipe (Dot gives it to Kate in one episode at some point): It’s perfect for Slow Cooker Sunday, as it saves on the washing-up too. Great to make in a large batch, freeze in Tupperware and defrost on a later date –... Read More

21/03/2019
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Easter recipe (How to make Slow Cooker Lamb Tagine)

This recipe for Slow Cooker Lamb Tagine is great for any Sunday dinner, but it is particularly perfect for Easter Sunday. The slow cooker can work its magic while you’re hunting chocolate eggs. Ingredients 900g lamb shoulder 1 sweet potato, chopped into chunks 1 chopped onion 3 carrots, sliced 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp mixed spices 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tbsp tomato purée 1 lamb stock cube ½ bunch coriander, chopped Method 1. Ensure your lamb is thoroughly defrosted, before placing it in the slow cooker and covering... Read More

13/03/2019
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Chicken & Ham Hock Pie Recipe (By Lord Lethris)

National Poultry Day is on the horizon and Lord Lethris, one of our legendary guest bloggers, has been working away on a recipe that has to be tasted to be believed.   Chicken & Ham Hock Pie Recipe Ingredients (No real measurements, we’re going in old skool! – This does about 3-4ish people): Some chicken breasts (Maybe 3) A lump of ham hock, or just a lump of gammon (pre-cooked – Morissons do it) A Pint of milk Plain Flour Some grated cheese (extra strong Mature is best) Coarse whole... Read More

07/03/2019
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National Butchers’ Week: Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole Recipe

As it’s National Butchers’ Week, we have a frankfurting recipe for a sausage casserole made in the slow cooker. Ingredients 12 sausages of your choice 2 onions, chopped 1 stick of celery stick, chopped 1 tbsp rapeseed oil 4 carrots, chopped 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped into small pieces 400g tinned tomatoes 1 tbsp tomato purée 1 beef stock cube Method Fry the onion and celery in the oil until it starts to soften, before transferring them to the slow cooker. You can do the same with the carrots,... Read More

04/03/2019
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St. Patrick’s Day Recipe: How to cook Irish Stew in a Slow Cooker

It’s St. Patrick’s Day soon and we have a delicious and traditional Irish Stew recipe that’s ideal for the Andrew James Slow Cooker.   Ingredients 900g beef steak 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons plain flour 5 carrots, peeled and chopped 6 large potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 500ml beef stock 170g tomato puree 340ml of Guinness 1 tablespoon cold water 1 tablespoon cornflour Method Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Chop the beef into small pieces, before covering... Read More

07/02/2019
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Geet big chocolate cake recipe for a slow cooker

Ingredients 500g of chocolate cake mix 1 packet chocolate dessert mix 4 eggs 450g of soured cream 150g of chocolate chips or chopped chocolate 180ml of veg oil 230ml of water Method In a geet big bowl, blend together the cake mix and the pudding mix. Push down in the centre of the mix to make a dip and fill it with the eggs, soured cream, oil and water. Use the beater attachment to blend until the ingredients are proper mixed together. After about 5 minutes of that, hoy in... Read More

05/02/2019
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Chinese New Year 2019: Asian Chicken in a Slow Cooker

Chinese New Year 2019 Asian Chicken in a Slow Cooker Ingredients 2 lbs skinless chicken breasts 1/2 cup of light soy sauce 1/3 cup of oyster sauce 1/3 cup of honey 6 crushed garlic cloves 1 1/2 tbsps of cornstarch ¼ cup spring onions 1 tbsp of sesame seeds Water Method In your slow cooker bowl, whisk the soy sauce, oyster sauce, honey and garlic together to make a saucy texture. Remove bones from the chicken and coat them in the sauce. Place slow cooker lid on top of the... Read More

28/01/2019
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National Storytelling Week: The Main (Slow cooked Leg of Lamb with Red Wine Sauce)

For our second blog on National Storytelling week, we have a great mains recipe for you – slow cooked leg of lamb. Yes, we flipped through our recipe books and decided to get a bit dark for this one. Of course, we’re being inspired by one of our favourite short stories by one of our favourite writers – Roald Dahl. Oh, were you thinking we’d go for a whole ‘Silence of the Lambs’ thing?   Well, we were going to, but: a) Hannibal Lector is a little TOO dark and:... Read More

18/01/2019
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Feel Good Friday: Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Recipe

  What about this weather, eh?! It’s almost like it’s winter or something! At Andrew James, we cannot do anything to stop the rain, sleet or snow (or whatever it is that is currently battering your house), but we can make you feel good and this Feel Good Friday, we have a fantastic slow cooker hot chocolate recipe that will keep the horrible weather at bay at least for a little while, but first, some frequently asked questions…     Can hot chocolate help you sleep? We don’t know. Some... Read More

17/01/2019
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How a Slow Cooker can help you eat healthy foods on a budget

  Do you eat healthy food? Can you eat healthy on a budget? Find this too much of a challenge? The healthy eating slow cooker challenge, with 5 easy steps, is here to guide you. 1. Plan ahead Create a shopping list and an eat healthy planner for the week or fortnight ahead, keeping the slow cooker in mind. 2. Buy smart Large and inexpensive cuts of meat become mouth-wateringly tender in the slow cooker and can even be used for several meals throughout the week. 3. Cook more than... Read More