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Easy Slow Cooker Curry June 24, 2011

I cheat with this and use a sachet of curry sauce.  Actually, I use two, and fill my slow cooker, which does us several meals (it freezes well).

I start off by putting 2 sachets worth of Passage to India Korma curry  in the slow cooker and turn it on to high to start warming.

Then I chop up half a butternut pumpkin into bite size pieces (maybe about 2-3 cups worth of chopped pumpkin),  and a sweet potato, and adding that and 500g diced beef to a frying pan, and cook that (no oil) until the meat has browned.  You could of course leave out the meat for a vegetarian meal.

Put the cooked stuff into the slow cooker, with a chopped zucchini, 2 chopped carrots, a tin of drained (and rinsed) chickpeas and a tin of drained (and rinsed) lentils.  You can add other veg if you like.  Don’t add any extra liquid, as the slow cooking will add moisture.

Leave that cooking for several hours until the pumpkin is soft.  I like to mix a can of coconut milk through once it’s cooked.  Serve on rice, with some roti


Slow Cooker Lentil Curry December 13, 2008

Handful of red lentils
1 onion (chopped)
1/2 butternut pumpkin (diced)
Small sweet potato (diced)
Red capsicum (diced)
Fresh tomato (chopped)
Green beans (sliced)
Spices – cumin, ground coriander, garam masala, tumeric and chilli

Add all ingredients to the slow cooker (Add water – but not sure how much), mix well, put the lid on and allow to cook for several hours.



Vegetable and chickpea curry

1 lge brown onion
2 garlic cloves
2 tbl sp curry powder
3 tsp cumin
800g can diced tomatoes
1/2 lemon juiced
300g chickpeas drained
1lge sweet potato
1lge carrot
4 squash
250g broccoli
250g cauliflower

Jasmine rice and natural yoghurt to serve

1. You can fry the onion and garlic in a frying pan first, or just put it in the crockpot with all but the last 2 ingredients.
2. cook on high for 4 hours, or slow for 6 hours.
3. Serve with rice and yoghurt.



Mushroom Chicken

Filed under: Meat Dishes,Slow cooker Meals,Stews & Casseroles — obsidian @ 10:59 am
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This recipe originally called for 2 cups sour cream and 3/4 cup dry white wine… but I’m going to try a version leaving those out.

1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (or equivalent other meat)

Add all ingredients into the slow cooker, and cook on high for 4-5 hours

(Check the instructions for your slow cooker to ensure the cooking time is correct for your brand of cooker)

Adapted from a recipe posted on


Slow Cooker Beef Curry

Filed under: Meat Dishes,Slow cooker Meals,Stews & Casseroles — obsidian @ 10:56 am
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800g beef, diced
1 onion – diced/chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed/finely chopped
1 ½ tbs madras curry powder ( or 3 tsp of madras 3 tsp normal curry)
1 tbsp plain flour
1 cup beef stock
400g can diced tomatoes
2 med carrots diced
1c chopped pumpkin
400g chat potatoes quartered

1). Brown the meat.
2). Place all ingredients in the slow cooker, cook on low for around 6 hrs. serve with rice

Slightly adapted from


Crock-Pot Meatballs

Filed under: Meat Dishes,Slow cooker Meals,Stews & Casseroles — obsidian @ 10:54 am
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Ingredients (Meatballs):
500g beef mince
250g Italian sausage
2 eggs
1/4 cup of milk
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 crushed garlic clove
Salt and crushed black pepper

1). Beat together the eggs and milk in a bowl.
2). Add all the ingredients together and mix until combined.
3). Shape the mixture into balls and place on a greased baking sheet.
4). Bake for 15 mins in a pre-heated oven at 180c.

Ingredients (Sauce):
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 small tin tomato paste
1 small onion chopped
1/2 green capsicum, diced
1 cup beef stock
2 garlic cloves crushed
1 tabslespoon of oregano/basil/mixed herbs
1 teaspoon sugar

1). Mix all the sauce ingredients together
2). Place the cooked meatballs in the slow cooker, and pour the sauce mix over them.
3). Cook for 4-5 hours on Low setting.



Irish Stew

2 carrots, sliced
1 parsnip, sliced
1 onion, diced
450g Potatoes, thinly sliced
4 lamb chops, fat removed and diced (or equivalent amount)
500mls chicken stock (boiling)
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 Bay Leaves

Brown the meat, then put all the ingredients into the Slow Cooker.

Cook on high for 6-8 hours.