The autumn season can mean only one thing: comforting foods galore! As you swap your short-sleeved summer tops for comfy knits, you’ll want to cosy up with a hearty meal that will warm you up from the inside in the cooler weather.
Nothing is heartier than a meal that has been simmering in a slow cooker for hours. Whether you crave tender beef or good-for-the-soul chilli, there’s a slow cooker meal for you.
We’ve compiled some fuss-free recipes perfect for you to try this autumn. Read on…
Chilli Con Carne
The ‘con carne’ part of this slow cooker chilli recipe means this dish is packed with meaty goodness. You can use any kind of beans you have in your pantry, along with beef mince for hearty flavour. This chilli recipe will undoubtedly warm you right up, thanks to its rich blend of spices, including hot chipotle chilli paste. Sides of soured cream and either tortilla chips or rice will round this dish out and leave you feeling full and satisfied.
Broccoli Cauliflower Cheese Soup
This broccoli cauliflower cheese soup is the ultimate definition of comfort food. Rich, creamy and oh-so-filling, this slow cooker recipe is easy to whip up, not to mention healthy. Plain non-fat Greek yogurt, low fat milk and low-sodium vegetable or chicken stock serve as the healthier alternatives to heavy creams or salty stocks, for a hearty, cheesy soup you’ll feel good about. Cut yourself a thick slice of fresh, crusty bread to enjoy with your soup. You can thank us later!
Can you get any more comforting than a classic pot roast? This slow cooker recipe takes all your favourite things about flavourful, homestyle pot roast and simplifies the cooking process. This potato- and carrot-packed recipe’s secret to deliciousness is to brown the beef before adding it to the slow cooker. Sautéing the onions and garlics beforehand will also unlock extra flavour to enrich your pot roast.
Spicy and warm, this slow cooker beef curry recipe is just the thing you need to ward off the autumn chill. This curry is packed with butter-soft beef and veg, including butternut squash, broccoli, baby corn, tomatoes and onion, as well as enough spices to tickle your taste buds and your nose. A light coconut milk curry sauce carries the rest of the dish, which you’ll definitely savour.
If you enjoy the hearty, meaty goodness of spaghetti Bolognese, you’ll love this easy slow cooker recipe. Classic meat-laden Bolognese sauce has never been easier to make. Simply sauté the bacon and beef mince and add them to the slow cooker, along with the veg, herbs and other spices and seasonings. While that all stews to mouth-watering perfection, cook up some spaghetti and grate some parmesan so you can immediately enjoy your Bolognese as soon as it’s ready.
We hope these slow cooker recipes will keep you warm and satiated this autumn! Before you go, have a look at our slow cooker tips to ensure your meals come out perfectly.
Until next time…