Category Archives: slow cooker

chicken cooked whole in a crockpot

Hands down, the easiest way to cook a whole chicken. Lose the is-it-done-yet fear factor for good, cause this’ll be the moistest, fall off the bone, cooked to perfection chicken you’ll ever produce.

black bean soup with pork & veggies

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If you’re not a black bean lover, what are you waiting for? And black bean soup is the perfect place to start to convert you for good! Throw in a ham hock and you’re in smoky hog heaven!

split pea soup with ham (or not)

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Split pea soup is a classic, so simple to put together, is easy on the pocket book and couldn’t be a healthier dish to enjoy as is or load up with heartier fare to turn it into a complete meal!

sausage meatballs marinara

Sausages can be turned into meatballs with a simple pinch and slide saving you a boatload of time customizing your own recipe. Try this on for size and you’ll be enjoying meatballs more often than you thought possible!

chili with smoke & cocoa

How to make a delectable chili is more about the ingredients and a little time than it is about skill and finesse! There’s a chili for all tastes – hearty beef chili, chicken chili, turkey chili, pork chili, vegetarian chili, seafood chili, spicy chili, smoky chili, sweet chili – so the next time you make chili, switch it up and add to your repertoire of chili recipes, there’s 1000’s to choose from!

baked beans with mesquite

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Mastering a basic baked bean recipe will broaden your horizons completely! The multitude of additions can take basic beans in any direction you want.

tomato soup roasted italian-style

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Roasting tomatoes before they turn into soup is the only way to make tomato soup – along with a few cloves of garlic, an onion and a little olive oil – you will be enjoying an intense tomato flavour you never thought possible.

apple sauce in the slow cooker

apple sauce in the slow cooker

Apple sauce from scratch could not be easier, especially when your method of choice for cooking is in your slow cooker. Once you master the basic method, have fun with different seasoning and fruit combinations to come up with your own signature blends!

turkey legs in a smoky, spicy braise

turkey legs braised

Braising is the cooking technique to turn to for moist, succulent meat every single time. After a quick sear over highish heat followed by a slow simmer in your liquid of choice, simply cover and let the oven do all the work – all you do now is wait! All meats can benefit from this method, especially turkey legs!

pulled pork loin

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The best pulled pork is made with a long slow cook or braise in a succulent marinade where heat and time do the work. Shoulders and butts are favoured but a long slow cook is kind to all sorts of cuts.