Hearty stews, warming dishes and meat so tender you could eat it with a spoon: a slow cooker is a winter essential. But don’t confine to the back of the cupboard once the summer months arrive.
Cooking come summertime
Despite appearances, a slow cooker can be a welcome addition to your kitchen for those long, hot days.
Come summer, does anyone want to slave away in the kitchen? Feel the suffocating surge of hot air opening the oven?
Don’t we all long for the outdoors? Lazing in the garden and eating al fresco as the night begins to cool.
We can’t have a barbeque every day, and sometimes, don’t we just want to come home and have done?
With a slow cooker it’s easy
In the mood for Mexican food? Whip out your slow cooker and make your own refried beans and shredded beef. Just add to the slow cooker in the morning and have a fiesta in the evening. Try these Mexican-style Barbacoa Shredded Beef Tacos for an authentic taste of South America.
BBQ at the weekend? Use your slow cooker to make mouth-wateringly tender pulled pork and shredded chicken. No hot oven all day, just finger-licking meats.
Ready for a picnic? Whip up this lemon poppy seed bread in your slow cooker and enjoy with this blueberry butter – can you think of a better summer combination?
Love your slow cooker? Have a look at these unexpected dishes you really can make in your slow cooker!