Slowcooker meals for cheats

Slow cooker clip artI will add to this list as I created more meals. All are cooked for ~6 hours in my slowcooker on the low setting. They’ll probably all cook in about 3 hours on the high setting (but please bear in mind your slowcooker may be set to different temperatures to mine so times may vary slightly).

Where possible I buy frozen vegetables (they usually cost less than fresh and are often ready cleaned/chopped) and meat which is on offer or reduced at the end of the day. All of these meals work out at less than £1 a portion when I have calculated it. If I have created an individual post about any meal I have linked to the post.

  • chicken dopiaza (a jarred sauce with added peppers, onions and a carton of tomatoes)
  • beef madras (another jarred sauce with added peppers and onions)
  • chicken korma (a jarred sauce with added mushrooms, spinach and sultanas)
  • creamy chicken, leek and carrot (using a can of condensed cream of chicken sauce as a base and a little bit of smoked bacon and garlic for extra flavour)
  • a rich chilli, tomato and bacon pasta sauce (4 cartons of chopped tomatoes, lots of garlic, chilli and basil and a box od Sainsbury’s basics smoked, chopped cooking bacon)
  • garlicky chicken and mushrooms (a can of condensed mushroom soup, half a bag of frozen mushrooms, a couple of rashers of smoked bacon and 5 cloves of garlic) – this didn’t look appetising as the sauce separated a bit but it was gorgeous, very garlicky and lovely with some frozen spinach and a little grated italian hard cheese stirred though a portion
  • paprika beef (this came from a large box of reduced chopped steak late on a Sunday afternoon and was cooked with chopped tomatoes, garlic, onions, peppers, carrots, a beef stockpot and a lot of paprika) – it smelt amazing, but sadly due to the number of peppers put in it I couldn’t eat it 😦
  • ‘Orange’ chicken curry

photo credit: ninacoco via photopin cc


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