Top 5 Slow Cooker recipes for Families

top slow cooker recipes for families

SLOW COOKED OSSO BUCCO

by The Scott Gooding Project

I always see osso bucco in the butchers and think ‘I should get some of that’, I have tried this recipe from of of the contestants from My Kitchen Rules, it is a good one, if you don’t have tallow a good quality fat  will be okay, if you don’t have or find making a bone broth too hard you can either buy it at the supermarket now or you can use a good quality stock. This dish does get a lot of the flavor from the broth so sacrificing these things can alter the flavor but it will still be very yummy and perfect as a winter warmer. Get the full recipe here – SLOW COOKED OSSO BUCCO

  • 4-6 Grass fed Osso Bucco 
  • 2 tbs Tallow
  • 2 Brown onion – diced
  • 4 Garlic cloves – chopped
  • 4 carrots – chopped
  • 1 celery – chopped
  • 600mls Beef bone broth
  • 400mls Tin Toms
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • 2 Bay leaf
  • 2 tsp Thyme
  •  Sea salt
  •  Black pepper

 SLOW COOKED BEEF RAGU

by Donna Hay 

  • ¼ cup (60mL) Extra virgin olive  oil
  • 1.5kg Beef brisket cut into four pieces
  • Sea salt and cracked pepper
  • 1 onion – chopped
  • 3 coves garlic – crushed
  • 1 Carrot – peeled and chopped
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary plus additional to serve
  • 1cup (250mL) red wine
  • ½ Cups (375mL) Beef stock
  • 1½ Cups (375mL) water
  • 2 X 400g cans of chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ Cup (60mL) Red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • Creamy  polenta to serve
  • Finely grated Parmesan to serve

This delicious dish is from the amazing Donna  Hay, this is a great on e for a big family meet up, so much yummy food. You can get the full recipe here – SLOW COOKED BEEF RAGU

LEFTOVER LAMB STEW

1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp oil
500 g left over lamb roast
2 cloves garlic, diced
2 bulbs fennel, finely sliced with lemon juice squeeze over
150 g black kalamata olives, pitted
2 pinches of salt
1 can Ardmona Crushed Tomatoes
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
500 ml chicken stock
Salt, to taste
200 g pasta  ​

This is a great dish to up up some left overs and stretch it out for a dinner or some work lunches, perfect for a mid week dinner that is a perfect comfort food for the colder weather. You can get the full recipe here LEFTOVER LAMB STEW

LAMB SHANKS

by  Julie Goodwin

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 2 brown onions, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup (250ml) red wine
  • 4 cups (1 litre) beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 bay leaf

The amazing winner of Masterchef has created these delicious lamb shanks, ideal for a Saturday night in with the family and a nice glass of red wine. Perfect for making memories. Get the full recipe for Julie Goodwin’s LAMB SHANKS here.

slow cooker chicken soup

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN SOUP

Last but definitely not least is this wonderful recipe from the Nourished Kitchen  its not really winter until you have made or tucked into a delicious Chicken Soup. It really warms the soul and this one is no exception, full of all the good stuff one one can complain about this.  Get the full recipe for the SLOW COOKER CHICKEN SOUP here.

  • 2 pounds boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (We recommend this source)
  • 2 teaspoons unrefined sea salt
  • 2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 heaping teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 6 cups long-simmered chicken bone broth (find a recipe here)
  • 1 medium leek, white and light green parts only, sliced thin
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 6 carrots, peeled and sliced into ¼-inch rounds
  • 6 celery ribs, sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 1 pound Russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into ½-inch cubes
  • ¼ cup minced fresh parsley

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