February Slow Cooker Challenge Round Up
Thanks to everyone for all the lovely slow cooker recipes entered in this month’s Slow Cooker Challenge. The theme was an open one, so any dish could be entered and we had a giveaway of The Southern Slow Cooker by Kendra Bailey, details of the winner at the end of this post!
Corina at Searching for Spice created a Chicken Chilli in her Slow Cooker, it looks so full of colour and packed with veg, its got to be good for you.
Old fashioned Slow Cooked Oxtail is the dish prepared by Deon at Food Jam. Deon ate this stew growing up in Africa and highly recommends it. It’s years since I had ox tail and this has certainly put me in the mood for it again.
The Love Pie is a special treat made by Lou of Eat Your Veg for her family. The Slow braised shin of beef filling is slow cooked in red wine before being turned into this very special love-heart adorned pie. Now that is really special.
This Slow Cooker Pork and Orange Casserole is an adaptation of a popular Pork, Leek and Apple casserole that Ness at Jibber Jabber has been making for some time. It certainly looks like a rich and satisfying recipe.
I’m delighted to see a joint of meat amongst the entries. The slow cooker is perfect for the long slow cooking of joints like brisket and Elizabeth at Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary cooked her piece of Rolled Brisket with Red Wine and Thyme.
Karen at Lavender and Lovage has come up with a very European dish, Polish Sausage and Sauerkraut Casserole with Beer she serves it on the plate as above or as a sandwich in a baguette as a more informal meal.
Claire at Good Egg Foodie was trying to recreate a Greek holiday dish of Slow Cooked Rabbit. It didn’t quite meet her expectations but still made a substantial and tasty dinner. Keep trying Claire, sometimes with the slow cooker you have to take the stock out and reduce it on the stove to get that sticky sauce.
And so to dessert! Sarah, of Tales from the Kitchen Shed, is a bit of an expert with the slow cooker and has even published her own e-book Pukka Slow Cooker Recipes. This gloriously sweet and sticky pudding is a Slow Cooker Molten Chocolate Mocha Pudding which comes with it’s own pool of Tia Maria sauce, how delicious.
It’s so good to see some less common cuts of meat coming into their own through the slow cooking. We’ve already had Oxtail and Shin of Beef, now Helen at Fuss Free Flavours bring us Slow Cooked Ox Cheeks with Red Wine and Pickled Walnuts. Helen gives us some great tips to get the best from your slow cooker meals, so be sure to pop over and check them out.
I hope you have enjoyed this Slow Cooker Challenge Round Up, the March challenge will be posted on Monday 3rd March.
And the winner of The Southern Slow Cooker by Kendra Bailey is #3 Lou at Eat Your Veg, Congratulations!