Slow cooker video blog
Make a home-style pot of pinto beans seasoned with ham in your slow cooker. Thisvideo is part of Paula’s Home Cooking show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen . SHOW DESCRIPTION :Paula Deen, owner of Lady and Sons, a famous Savannah restaurant, is Food Network’s resident southern chef. Step inside her kitchen and discover delicious food that’s both uncomplicated and comforting.
Slow Cooker Ham, Potatoes, Carrots and Onions
Here we have a healthy meal combining slow cooker ham, potato, carrots and onions. Simple to make, as are a lot of slow cooked meals. Set your slow cooker on low and this hearty meal is ready in just 2 to 3 hours.
2lb sliced potato
2lb sliced carrots
2lb chopped ham
1 lb chopped white onion
1/2 cup olive oil
Pour the oil into your slow cooker (or use a cooker bag) to stop the food from sticking.
Add half of the potatoes, carrots, ham and onions in layers. Start with the potato on the bottom.
Then continue to layer the rest of the ingredients into the slow cooker.
Add salt and black pepper, to taste.
Cook for 3 hrs on low.
You might like to try adding some grated cheese for the last hour of cooking. If you want to spice it up slightly, then sprinkle some Paprika on the cheese. Even better, smoked Paprika.
Serve your slow cooker ham and veg meal with a green salad.
This is a great video showing a very simple way to cook a delicious pot roast in your slow cooker. There are so many different recipes that you can enjoy pot roast with different flavors all the time and never be bored.
Any beef roast however, each cut of beef has it’s own flavor. We prefer chuck roast or a rump roast. Any type potatoes will do and any size carrots are fine. Red onions are sweet whereas yellow or brown onions are not. Either will do. This can be done in a pot on the stove if it’s cover is tight or in oven at 350 degrees for several hours. The lower the temperature the longer it must cook. The slower the cooking time the more tender the beef. Don’t try to get it done quickly so this is good for a cold day to heat the house from the oven. I love my dutch oven which is black cast iron and more than 50 years old. They just don’t wear out.
How simple is this:
Piece of your favorite beef (rump or topside)
Salt and pepper to taste
Small amount of corn starch to thicken the gravy.
Cook on low in your slow cooker for 8-10hr or 4-5 hrs on high.
The meat will just fall apart.
Try adding a few fresh herbs such as Basil or Rosemary
Make your own Vanilla yogurt in a slow cooker. Control the amount & type of sweetener you use in your homemade yogurt. *reducing sugar will not alter texture *use of other sweeteners may alter texture *make small batch to experiment if using a different sweetener (just a suggestion) =)
8 cups milk
1 cup cane sugar
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 cup nonfat dry milk
1 tbsp vanilla exrtact
Put milk in slow cooker on low for 2.5hrs
Turn off and allow to cool until temp is at 110F
Put 3 cups of the milk into a blender
Turn on and add rest of ingredients
Put lid on and increase speed to mix
Pour mixture back into the slow cooker and stir
Wrap in blanket and store in a warm place for 8 hrs.
Now store your finished yourt in sterilized jars
This Indian Slow Cooker cookbook is highly recommended if you want to cook Indian dishes in your slow cooker. Watch Indian cookbook author Anupy Singla (The Indian Slow Cooker)as she visits Phil Ponce on WTTW’s ‘Chicago Tonight’ to talk about cooking healthy Indian recipes in a Crock-Pot, and also about the Indian cooking spices that make the cuisine so flavorful. (October 6, 2010)