Saturday, March 14, 2009

I {heart} ....

Slow Cookers!

Now that it is Autumn, my Slow Cooker has been getting it's fortnightly workout, actually, sometimes it's a weekly workout. We use it all year with the exception of high Summer.

DH and I bought it after Bonnie bought us a slow cooker cook book one Christmas. It was a great gift as even though we did not have a slow cooker at the time, it did start a love affair with a whole new style of cooking! We bought the BIG 5.5 litre Sunbeam as we knew that we would not be a two person household for ever.

Below are two of my favourite Slow Cooker recipes, I am sharing these so you can rekindle the romance in your kitchen as well :)

Sweet Chilli Chicken serves 4
4 bone in thighs or legs
2 Tbsp apricot jam
2 Tbsp tomato sauce
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp sweet chilli sauce

Stir wet ingredients together in the bottom of the slow cooker, pat chicken dry then roll them in the sauce and sit skin side up.
With the lid on cook 4 hours on high, or 7-8 hours on low.

Pork and Kiwifruit Casserole serves 4
4 pork chops
1 sliced onion
1 sliced apple
1 Tbsp lemon juice
4 Kiwifruit peeled and sliced
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp chopped rosemary
Salt and pepper

Add onion, apple, lemon juice salt and pepper, brown sugar and rosemary to pot and mix.
Place pork chops on top.
Cover and cook 6-8 hours on Low or 3-4 hours on High.
Thrity minutes before serving thicken sauce with flour and place Kiwifruit on top of chops to finish cooking.
Serve with creamy mash and veg.

Enjoy :)
Click here to read what Pip at Meet Me At Mikes had to say recently on the subject of Crock Pots.


  1. Tilly and I enjoyed slow cooked Apricot chicken last night - mmmmm. Your pork and kiwi fruit sounds excellent. Shall try this, too.

    Yep, Kaffe Fassett is a multi-discipline textiler - he's got several knitting books before quiltig lured him over to the dark side of the force!

  2. I have had one for, hmm, 9 years, and I am ashamed to say that it is still unopened in the box!

    I really should take it out and use it.


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