Slow Cooker Recipes

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I have just learned about slow cookers, definitely sounds intriguing.

Might consider getting one.....

I love my slow cooker( I have two-small & medium ) and you can make both savoury and desserts that taste
delicious.

Moreover, they don't use a lot of electricity so it works out cheaper than using the hob or oven.
 
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I pulled out a sachet of frozen butternut squash from my freezer as I want to empty it. I am making a self saucing pumpkin and sticky toffee pudding for dessert in the slow cooker.

The aroma is gorgeous.
 

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I need a new slow cooker. The one I had isn't working properly, but it was more than 25 years old, so I can't complain. I love making things in it, especially spaghetti sauce and a really tasty apple cake.
 
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I made spaghetti sauce in my slow cooker once, and wasn't really happy with the result. It was way too thin, even for me, as I prefer a thinner sauce in general. I'm guessing it's because you cook with the cover on? Can you make sauce in a slow cooker without the lid?
 

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I made spaghetti sauce in my slow cooker once, and wasn't really happy with the result. It was way too thin, even for me, as I prefer a thinner sauce in general. I'm guessing it's because you cook with the cover on? Can you make sauce in a slow cooker without the lid?

You can't use a slow cooker without the lid as the heat will escape and the food will not cook. Can"t you just adjust
your recipe ? I often make dishes with tomatoes and the sauce comes out quite thick.
 

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So start out with a thick sauce? I suppose I can. [emoji4]
 
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I made spaghetti sauce in my slow cooker once, and wasn't really happy with the result. It was way too thin, even for me, as I prefer a thinner sauce in general. I'm guessing it's because you cook with the cover on? Can you make sauce in a slow cooker without the lid?
You definitely need the lid, otherwise the heat will escape. I don't know what your recipe is, but mine calls for tomato paste as well as tomatoes. If you don't use paste, maybe you could add a small can of it.
 

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You definitely need the lid, otherwise the heat will escape. I don't know what your recipe is, but mine calls for tomato paste as well as tomatoes. If you don't use paste, maybe you could add a small can of it.
I do not use paste anymore, but I used to. Don't know why I didn't think of it...makes sense.
 

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We have recently gotten a slow cooker/crock pot. I use to have one many years ago but now have to re-learn how to use one. So far we have made a soup/stew and Boston baked beans. I am quite interested in the potato cooking in one as we do love potatoes!
 

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So start out with a thick sauce? I suppose I can.
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As earlier stated, I am not (yet) knowledgeable about slow cookers, but what about adding more onions to your tomato sauce? They typically are used to create a thicker gravy (in all those horrible meat recipes like goulash) ...
 
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I'm making Boston style pinto beans with sliced seitan and sweet potatoes in the slow cooker for tonight's dinner. As it is very chilly, I'm really looking forward to it.:)
 
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This turned up in my in box this morning. Thought it was a great article with a lot of good ideas.
I especially liked the conversion chart of stove top recipes. Don't think I ever saw that before.


 
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I've been using my slow cooker quite a bit lately. As @Mischief posted (back in 2015!), baked potatoes are easy in a slow-cooker. But as @KLS52 posted (about the same time!), I'm skittish about leaving it on when I'm not home. I sometimes leave it on overnight, which is wierd... but my fire-protection devices would wake me if anything went wrong. I guess I'm confident that I could wake up, get out, and call the fire department if anything happened at night.
 
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I googled for info about fires caused by slow-cookers. Evidently it happens, but not commonly. As I mentioned, I was worried most about something happening when I was either asleep or away. Ranges, microwaves, and toasters were the primary causes of cooking-related fires by far.... but who leaves a microwave, stove, or toaster unattended for a long time? Toasters are supposed to pop up after a minute or two, and I'm sure I can wait for my toast after I get home.
 
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Back when I was working I would add stuff to the slow cooker in the morning and go to work. I was only home when it started and ended. I'm pretty sure they have safety features built in.