I’m sure I’m not alone in saying I hate the dark, cold evenings of winter.
One thing that makes it a little more bearable is a hearty meal from the slow cooker. Not only is it lovely and warming, but it makes life so much easier.
There’s 3 adults in my house to feed, and most of the time it’s me who cooks - it has its perks, I we eat what I want, and I never wash up!
To make sure I have some evening, after going to the gym and sorting dinner, I’ve been utilising our slow cooker so much more lately. So I thought it would be nice to share my current favourite recipe with you all!
You’ll need the ingredients pictured above;
You will also need some tagleteli or some pasta, but that’s for later.
First fry the onions in a little oil, and when soft tip into the slow cooker along with the tin of tomatoes and the beans. I usually already have my slow cooker on so it’s not cold, but it doesn’t really matter.
Next, chop up and fry the chorizo, without adding any further oil. You’ll get lovely oil leak out of the chorizo - leave this in the pan and add the chorizo to the slow cooker.
Next, dice up the chicken and again, fry before adding to the slow cooker. The chicken will absorb the lovely juice left over from the chorizo. Don’t worry too much about how much you cook the chicken, you only need to seal it, as it will cook through in the slow cooker.
As everything is now in the slow cooker, add the garlic granulals, paprika and rosemary to taste.
Then you can abandon your slow cooker! I set mine on low, for a minimum of 6 hours. I’m rather fortunate that my brother works near enough to come home to lunch, so he takes what I’ve set up out of the fridge and puts the cooker on for me.
When we finally come home from the gym, I cook some tagliatelle or some pasta and serve this over it.
The boys (men) love it, and we’ve normally got enough left for lunches the next day. We’ve all got pretty big appetites, especially after the gym, but I would say this serves 4-6 people.
If anyone has got any slow cooker recipes or ideas of their own, link them in the comments so I can have a look!