10 Great Slow Cooker Recipes
Slow cookers are a genius invention for less enthusiastic cooks or anyone managing a busy life. Added to this, as the weather perks up, using a slow cooker is a great way to ensure more time is spent outdoors as opposed to slaving away in the kitchen.
To help nail your slow cooking skills and keep stomachs happy over the spring/summer months, below we share 10 great slow cooker recipes, featuring some of our favourite foodies and cooks from across Northern Ireland.
1. Pulled Pork Tacos
Northern Irish blogger Swankfood has dreamed up a mouth-watering BBQ-style pulled pork recipe which is super easy to make and is sure to be a hit with any young mouths to feed.
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2. Moroccan Spicy Beef Tagine
For anyone looking to channel holiday vibes through their cooking then this recipe is a must. Lynn Crowther’s from Eating Ideas will transport you to Morocco with her take on a spicy beef tagine.
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3. Honey Beer Pulled Pork
If you’re looking for a great adult-only Friday night dinner option, food blog Pikalily’s slow cooker honey beer pulled pork recipe won’t disappoint. There is even a step-by-step video guide to walk you through the recipe and the use of a slow cooker.
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4. Chicken Stew with Peppers, Aubergine and Sweet Potato
Blogger and parent Laurel of Laurel Loves has a chicken and vegetable recipe that will no doubt grab the attention of health-conscious slow cookers and busy mums.
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5. Lemon Drizzle Cake
Suffice it to say, slow cookers also lend themselves to creating a delicious sweet treat and Eating Ideas is all over it with her tempting lemon drizzle cake recipe.
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For anyone feeling adventurous with their slow cooking, Belfast-born food blogger Miss South’s take on the Peruvian Carapulcra might take your fancy. It is sure to impress the masses at a dinner party and will leave time for a few pre-dinner drinks.
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7. Rib of Beef
A featured recipe at the Balmoral show a few years ago was this impressive slow cooker beef recipe from Food NI. It is another great option for a dinner party or for a special night in with a loved one and is served with caramelised onion sausage, horseradish mash and béarnaise sauce.
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8. Leg of Lamb with Rosemary & Garlic
Providing a perfect Sunday lunch option is Belfast blog Plate to Pen’s understated yet effective lamb recipe. Pair this dish with fresh vegetables and potatoes for a successful and very delicious start to the week.
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9. Chocolate Fondue with Fruit
This could be the easiest yet most exciting slow cooker recipe of them all. Imagine summer months around the slow cooker feasting on your favourite melted chocolate and endless tasty delights to dunk into it. Pure bliss!
Click here for details on how to prepare your very own chocolate fondue in the slow cooker.
10. Moroccan Roast Leg of Lamb
Another Moroccan inspired dish to try out for your Sunday roast over the coming months is this scrumptious slow cooked roast leg of lamb from Ruth at Willow Lane Blog. Served with summer roast vegetables and a Moroccan cous cous, this an alternative option to your normal Sunday roast and tuck in.
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