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New - Guide to Slow Cookers and Slow Cooker Recipes

Godfreys New Guide to Slow Cooker Recipes 

Welcome to Godfreys New Guide to Slow Cooker Recipes

Welcome to Godfreys New Guide to Slow Cooker Recipes

Welcome to Godfreys New Guide to Slow Cooker Recipes

A Guide designed just as much for beginner Cooks as seasoned old hands - which offers you a whole range of Recipes for all the Joints and Cuts of Meats and Poultry - most suitable for all the various Methods of Cooking - all in one place - and in just one click  

Every Recipe in the Index shows the appropriate Joints or Cuts of Meat which you can go back to in one click to order - or alternatively click on the Recipe title - to whizz straight to the fully detailed recipe

No more time-consuming, painstaking trolling multiple Recipe Books - or individual Websites

All the Recipes you need - by Method of Cooking - with one click - simple!

After featuring Roasting, Sauté/Pan Frying, Grilling, Griddling, Braising and Stewing Recipes - we continue with Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cookers  are inexpensive to buy, economical to use and they're great for making the most of budget ingredients. 

Make everything from Stews, Curries and even Desserts in an easy-to-use Slow Cooker. 

Just simply add your ingredients and let the Slow Cooker do the work - perfect for busy weeknights and family dinners.

Cut down your prep time

One of the main attractions for many people is the ease of a Slow Cooker, so when you're looking for recipes, avoid those that suggest a lot of pre-preparation. 

For many dishes, particularly Soups and Stews, you really can just throw all the ingredients in. It can be nice to cook the Onions beforehand, as the flavour is different to when you put them in raw, but experiment both ways as you may find you prefer one.

It can also be good to brown Meat to give it some colour, but again, this is not essential.

Prepare for slow cooking the night before

If you're short on time in the morning, prepare everything you need for your slow-cooked meal the night before, put it into the Slow Cooker dish, cover and store in the fridge overnight. 

Ideally the dish should be as close to room temperature as possible, so get it out of the fridge when you wake up and leave it for 20 minutes before turning the Slow Cooker on. 

If you need to heat your dish beforehand, then put the ingredients in a different container and transfer them in the morning.

Choose Thrifty Cuts

Slow Cookers are great for cooking Thrifty Cuts like Beef Short Ribs, Shin of Beef, Beef Brisket, Oxtail, Lamb Shoulder, Lamb Middle Neck, Pork Shoulder, Pigs Cheeks, Smoked Boneless Gammon and Chicken Thighs.

You can also use less Meat, as slow cooking really extracts a meaty flavour that permeates the whole dish. Bulk up with Vegetables instead.

Trim fat from Meat before slow cooking

You don't need to add Oil to a Slow Cooker - the contents won't catch as long as there's enough moisture in there. You don't need a lot of fat on your Meat either. 

Normally when you fry Meat, a lot of the fat drains away, but this won't happen in a Slow Cooker so trim it off - otherwise you might find you have pools of Oil in your Stew. 

Removing the fat will give you a healthier result, and it will still be very tasty.

Reduce liquid when using a Slow Cooker

Because your Slow Cooker will have a tightly sealed lid, the liquid won't evaporate so if you're adapting a standard recipe, it's best to reduce the liquid by roughly a third. It should just cover the Meat and Vegetables. 

Don't overfill your Slow Cooker, or it may start leaking out the top, and the food won't cook so well. Half to two-thirds full is ideal - certainly no more than three-quarters.

Use Flour to thicken Sauces

Just as the liquid doesn't reduce, it also doesn't thicken. You can coat Meat in a small amount of seasoned Flour before adding it to the Slow Cooker or use a little Cornflour at the end. 

If you want to do the latter, take a teaspoon or two of Cornflour and mix it to a paste with a little cold water. Stir into your simmering Slow Cooker contents, then replace the lid.

Use the Slow Cooker Low Setting

Use the 'Low' Setting as much as you can, finding that most dishes really benefit from a slow, gentle heat to really bring out the flavours. 

This also means you won't need to worry if you're heading out for the day - it'll take care of itself. 

Leave your Slow Cooker recipe alone

Slow Cookers are designed to do their own thing, so you don't need to keep checking the contents. Every time you take the lid off it will release some of the heat, so if you keep doing this, you'll have to increase the cooking time.

Add all ingredients at the start (most of the time)

Ideally you want to choose recipes where most, if not all, of the ingredients can be added at the beginning, leaving you free to do other things. 

However, in most cases, Pasta, Rice and fresh Herbs will need to be added towards the end.

How long should I cook a Slow Cooker recipe?

If a dish usually takes:

• 15 - 30 mins, cook it for 1 - 2 hours on High or 4 - 6 hours on Low
• 30 mins – 1 hour, cook it for 2 - 3 hours on High or 5 - 7 hours on Low
• 1 - 2 hours, cook it for 3 - 4 hours on High or 6 - 8 hours on Low
• 2 - 4 hours, cook it for 4 - 6 hours on High or 8 - 12 hours on Low

Root vegetables can take longer than Meat and other Vegetables so put these near the heat source, at the bottom of the pot.

So equipped with all that knowledge - do have a look the list below of Slow Cooker Recipes - and start saving serious money and time - to help keep those rising cost down - without compromising Premium Quality and sustainability

Just to whet your appetite here are a few of the most popular Slow Cooker Recipes to start you thinking:

• Slow Cooker Short Ribs  - by Kat Boytsova
Few things feel as special - and as satisfying - as a well-cooked Beef Short Rib. This is fall-off-the-bone tender and insanely flavourful, thanks to a quick sear before slow cooking and a Sauce that would make anything taste good. 
Preparation time 25 mins : Cooking time 9hrs 25 mins. Click here for  Beef Short Ribs  - ask us to cut crosswise into 5 cm pieces
(Click  here  for recipe)

• Beef Bourguignon Slow Cooker Recipe
Beef Bourguignon tastes fantastic when it’s made in a slow cooker, because of all the extra time allowed for the dish to sit in its own juices allowing the flavour to deepen and the Beef to tenderise. 
Preparation time 15 mins : Cooking time 6 hrs. Click here for  Leg (Shin) of Beef 
(Click  here   for recipe)

• Slow Cooker Lamb Chops in Red Wine Sauce
There's something about dinner in the Slow Cooker, plus it's so convenient. 
Preparation time 20 mins : Cooking time 5 hrs 10 mins Click here for  Lamb Loin Chops
(Click  here   for recipe)

• Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Pearl Barley
This delicious Stew made with Lamb Shanks and Pearl Barley is the ultimate comfort food. Just pop everything in the slow cooker and it will do the rest with minimum fuss.
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 6 hrs. Click here for  Lamb Shanks
(Click  here  for recipe)


• Slow Cooker Chicken Curry
Try this easy, one-pot Chicken Curry that's low-fat, low-calorie and delivers three of your five-a-day. It's slow-cooked so the Meat is beautifully tender. Freezable. 
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 6 hrs
. Click here for  Whole Chicken Legs
(Click  here  for recipe)

• Slow Cooker Chicken Chasseur
Throw a handful of ingredients in the Slow Cooker at the start of the day and this classic French Chicken Chasseur will be ready by the time you get home. Freezable. 
Preparation time 15 mins : Cooking time 4 - 6 hrs 35 mins. Click here for Chicken Thighs
(Click here for recipe)

• Slow Cooker Duck a l’Orange
This Slow Cooker Duck a l’Orange recipe has a fantastic combination of flavours. The Duck combined with the Citrus Sauce results in a dish that is impossible to refuse seconds. 
Preparation time 145 mins : Cooking time 8 hrs. Click here for Whole Duck
(Click here for recipe)

• Slow-cooker Spanish Chicken  - by Sara Buenfeld
This slow-cooked Stew is packed with Mediterranean flavour from Chorizo, Olives, Tomatoes and Peppers. The Meat will fall off the bone - mop up the Sauce with Bread. Freezable
Preparation time 15 mins : Cooking time 6 hrs 20 mins. Click here for  Chicken Thighs,   Chorizo Rosario Sausages,   Fresh Chicken Stock
(Click  here   for recipe)

• Slow Cooker Toulouse Sausage Casserole
Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole is a rich and hearty dish straight from the south of France. Thick herby Sausages and Beans are simmered in a seasoned Tomato Sauce to make the most delicious casserole.
Preparation time 15 mins : Cooking time 7 hrs. Click here for  Toulouse Sausages
(Click  here   for recipe)

• Slow cooker Pork Fillet with Apples
Pork and Apples is a classic combination, and the Meat is all the more tender when slow cooked for four hours. Serve with Greens for a complete, healthy meal.
Preparation time 15 mins : Cooking time 4 hrs. Click here for  Pork Tenderloin
(Click  here   for recipe)

• Fall-Apart-Tender Slow-Roast Pork Butt
Pork Butt is a less expensive Cut, but cooking at a very low temperature ensures a tender, juicy roast which dissolves fat and connective tissue. This can also be made in a slow cooker set on high for 30 minutes, then turned down to low for the day, oven cooking time will vary depending on the size of your roast. 
Preparation/Cooking time 4 hrs 10 mins. Click here for  Pork Boston Butt
(Click  here  for recipe)

• Slow Cooker Osso Bucco with Gremolata
Pop a few ingredients in your Slow Cooker and come back later to a no-fuss Osso Bucco meal. Easy!
Preparation time 20 mins : Cooking time 6 hrs 20 mins. Click here for  Osso Buco
(Click  here   for recipe)

The full list of Slow Cooker Recipes for Beef , Lamb , Poultry , Handmade Sausages , Pork , Bacon and Gammon , Game and Veal are now Live – and available by clicking here

We hope you find this new Godfrey service useful and a great help in finding more ways to enjoy your Godfreys Premium Quality Meats and Poultry

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