It’s that time of year again, where the weather is at its coldest and the sky is at its greyest. Sob. But that just gives us more excuses to cosy up at home with a meal to warm the old cockles.
If you’re looking for a hearty tea-time treat to lift your spirits but you’re too busy or tired to spend much time in the kitchen, then you’ve come to the right place. Got a slow cooker to hand? Then read on for eight warming (and delicious) one-pot meals you should try out this month.
Malaysian Beef Curry
There’s nothing more classic than beef stew, but if you’re looking for a ‘beefed’ up version, Delicious Magazine’s recipe adds a Malaysian twist to things by throwing in a number of flavourful ingredients, including cardamom, coconut milk, kaffir leaves and anise.
This curry recipe is sure to take your taste buds on a journey, as some of the ingredients (such as the kecap manis, a sweet soy sauce) will require you to visit an Asian food store or visit the world food aisle of your local supermarket. Raid your spice cupboard…things are about to get tasty!
This vegetable lasagne recipe by BBC Good Food is packed with hearty, wholesome ingredients for a low-calorie (but still delicious) meal. Layer pasta, ratatouille, vegetarian mozzarella and sliced aubergine to create a truly eye-catching dish that will nonetheless fill you up and have you wanting seconds. This easy recipe serves four and is a perfect vegetarian alternative to meat lasagne.
Lamb and Potato Torte
Tenderised lamb and flavourful potatoes bake together in this great torte recipe by UK TV’s Good Food. This savoury meal calls for ingredients you likely already have in your pantry and fridge, such as carrots and garlic, so this is the perfect meal to whip up when you’re looking to use up ingredients.
What’s more comforting than a warm casserole? This herb-filled pork casserole by BBC Good Food requires only fifteen minutes of prep time and can be served with mash, dumplings or even chopped apples for a standout sweet-and-salty taste.
Smoky Bacon Tartiflette
This savoury and creamy dish is pretty hefty, as it can serve up to eight people, but there’s lots to love about this large-portioned recipe by Delicious Magazine. Reblochon cheese, dry white wine and double cream are just some of the ingredients that make this dish so great.
This rich, hearty fish chowder recipe from All Recipes is chock full of prawns, scallops and succulent chunks of halibut. Bacon, chicken stock, and sweet corn take traditional chowder recipes to new heights for a flavour-bursting meal.
Spicy Turkey Chilli
If you’ve got a taste for something spicy then you’ll love this turkey chilli recipe, also from All Recipes. Jalapeno chilli peppers give a hot kick to the turkey mince, kidney beans and plum tomatoes that make up this simple dish. Simply toss in all the ingredients into your slow cooker – no real prep needed for this delicious meal!
This easy one-pot lamb recipe from UK TV’s Good Food brings the Mediterranean to your plate. This dish is packed with olives, anchovies, tomatoes and, of course, enough juicy lamb to go around the dinner table. Serve with a side of crusty bread rolls or mash for a truly cosy meal.
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Until next time…