Best Slow Cooker Recipes
Here at Best Slow Cooker Recipes.com you will find delicious, easy slow cooker and crock pot recipes that have all been personally tested by our family, and graded according to taste and time needed for preparation.
Today's lifestyle, with its pressures on time often results in a dependence on fast food or instant meals, and quite understandably so. Often, after a long day, the thought of cooking a full meal takes just too much work and time to consider.
Switch your slow cooker or crockpot on in the morning, and come home to the marvellous aroma of a delicious meal ready to be served. If you work at home, it allows you to get on with other things, but beware - those smells are going to make you hungry.
Slow Cookers Are Economical
Slow Cookers use very little energy, and so are cheap to run - much cheaper than baking in the oven. Another advantage is that the long cooking times will tenderise the cheapest cuts of meat letting you save money on ingredients.
And better yet, slow cookers are cheap to buy, starting at around ten dollars for the most basic models. They come in two shapes, either oval or round, and in capacities from one to six litres, (quarts). The size you need depends on the number of people you're cooking for. Allow around a litre, per person.
Oval slow cookers are generally considered more versatile than the round variety because longer cuts of meat on the bone, and whole chickens or other birds will cook in them without having to be cut up to fit.
Slow Cooker Recipes Are Healthy
When you cook vegetables in a pan, and drain them before serving, many of the beneficial vitamins go down the drain with the cooking water. In slow cooker recipes, these nutritious fluids are preserved and incorporated into the meal.
European, Asian and Cajun Slow Cooker Recipies
There is a long tradition of slow cooking, (usually in an oven), in European, Asian and Cajun cultures. The electric slow cooker is excellent for recreating these dishes with their melding of flavours without having to stand over the stove.
For example, these varied dishes from the three continents, Europe, Asia and America are perfect for slow cooker recipes.
From Europe: Fabada, (Spain) and Cassoulet, (France)
From Asia: Makhni Chicken, (India) Massaman Curry, (Thailand)
From America: Bayou Gumbo, Jambalaya
Whether you want to make simple slow cooker chicken recipes, or something more exotic, a slow cooker will save you time and money as well as providing yourself and your family with mouth watering healthy home cooked slow cooker meals.