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Slow cooker recipes are perfect for nights you are busy, to come home from a long day and know there isn’t much preperation ahead for dinner is a relief.

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  • Yum! This looks delicious. I’ve been wanting to use my slow cooker more, so thank you. I’m going to give this a red hot crack. xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I love using the slow cooker, especially with simple chuck in the bowl style kinda dishes, good home cooked meal with little effort!!ReplyCancel

  • Jodie

    Mine is in the slow cooker right now, but doesn’t look very juicy. Does the sauce develop as it cooks? Or should I maybe make some extra sauce to boost it a bit?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Jodie, ooh no I’ve just realised I have left 1/2 cup soy sauce from the list. I was looking at the ingredients to wonder why it’s not so sauce, this would be why. I am terribly sorry.ReplyCancel

      • Jodie

        Oh that’s ok Katrina, I’ve just put the soy sauce in now……and I think it looks more like the colour of your’s too!! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Gosh looks really good Kat, I really need to get myself a slow cooker!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh i just love my slow cooker, it is so good through the winter months.ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    If you don’t have cooking sherry handy, is there anything you can substitute it for?ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Hi Mel, White wine would also be fine too.ReplyCancel

  • Clare

    Can’t wait to try it this week. I think it looks like there are veggies based on the pic…. Are there??ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      It’s on my meal plan again this week too, Clare! You can add vegetables if you like. I sometimes add sweet potato, just depending on what i have in the fridge.ReplyCancel

Easy family dinner recipe idea – savoury sausages with pineapple baked in the oven. Kids will enjoy this recipe

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  • Julie

    Oh this is great, thanks. It’s very similar to a recipe of my Mum’s which I make every so often, but in hers you cook the sausages and make the sauce separately. I love that you can throw it all in the same dish in this version and just bake it. Anything that saves washing an extra frying pan and saucepan is a winner in my books.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Absolutely Julie, less mess the better.:)ReplyCancel

  • I don’t mind pineapple in savoury so I think I’d really like this! Have you ever had a warm pineapple tart? They’re really good and I wonder if it would get around the hot pineapple thing? :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Oh no i have never had pineapple tart before but now you mention it Lorraine i think it is something i am going to have to make. Sounds very yummy!ReplyCancel

  • This is the best timing! I just grabbed a packet of sausages out of the freezer and hadn’t decided what to do with them. Perfect! Thanks :-)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Fantastic! I honestly have to say it has become a family favourite dish in our house at the moment.:)ReplyCancel

This is a quick and easy weeknight dinner that all the family will enjoy.

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  • I’ve never thought to make Mexican Pasta Bake! What a great idea. It would have so many yummy flavours.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It is so yummy, Lucy. We all really enoy it.:)ReplyCancel

  • We are huge fans of Mexican flavours and this pasta bake would be a massive hit in our house. I’m adding it to my meal planner. The Mexican chicken rolls look amazing too.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      You sound like us Kate we just love anything mexican too.:)ReplyCancel

This is a Thermoix Beef Curry recipe, however for those without a Thermomix this slow cooker Moroccan Beef Curry is delicious.  I made the mash in a saucepan on the stove, I love my Thermomix but really don’t like potato mash made in it. Ingredients: 1kg cubed gravy beef 45g butter 2 brown onions halved 1cm […]

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  • Amanda

    Moroccan Beef Curry in slow cooker for Sunday lunch “as we speak”….already smells delish! Going to add a small tin of pineapple pieces in a few hours at hubby’s request :). Serving it with quinoa (packet mix…1st time trying this). Thanks for sharing Kat and for the recipe inspirations. Enjoy the school hols with your lovelies.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hope the family enjoyed it :)ReplyCancel

  • Kay

    Hi guys,

    I am looking at buying a Thermomix and would love some feedback about the machine. Both pros and cons.

    Thanks,

    KayReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      OOh I am working on a post with all the details Kay, it won’t go live for a few weeks, but I am all pro for the new Thermomix!! It’s worth every cent!ReplyCancel

Whenever I make homemade beef rissoles I usually double the batch so I can pop some in the freezer to have ready as a meat and 3 vegetable meal or hamburgers.

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I have made Chow Mein for my family for years.  The kids loved it as toddlers and I found it was a great way to add some vegetables into their meals, with mince which all kids love and a fun element of wiggley noodles.  Now they are getting older I add in more curry for […]

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  • I love chow mein! This looks quick, easy and yummy perfect for a midweek dinner and I love the idea of making a double batch and using leftovers for lunchboxes! Genius!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Awe thanks Sammie! It is so good for lunch the next day on toast LOL.:)ReplyCancel

  • One of my husbands favourite recipes is chow mein, butI’m not that great at making it. I’m going to try your recipe next time – I know it will be a winner!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh thanks Lucy! I find it’s a great go to dinner and great for those busy nights when the kids have after school sports. Hope your hubby likes it.:)ReplyCancel

  • Yum. I made a similar thing with chicken recently and the kids loved it. I’ll give this beef recipe a go next. How do your kids go with eating it cold the next day? My boys will only have things such as pesto pasta with chicken cold for school lunch but I’d love to try some more leftovers like this.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh i like the sound of chicken too! I might give that i go.:) It is really yummy cold, the kids like it cold too.:)ReplyCancel

  • This looks really delicious! and the pictures are amazing very tasty beef chow mein with noodles .ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh thank you! It is a very tasty meal and so good the next day for leftovers too.:)ReplyCancel

  • Great idea to help get more vegetables in the kids’ meals Kat! 😀ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thanks Lorraine.:) I try to throw as many vegetables in as i can xReplyCancel

  • Yum yum yum I cooked this tonight and it was a huge hit with the whole family! Even my 2 little fussy eaters.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh that is wonderful, Amber! And even better your little one enjoyed it too.:) xReplyCancel

  • Yum, my kids would love this…why have I never made it for them? Super easy too….great idea to use for lunch and I suppose you could mix things up by using chicken mince sometimes…thank you xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It does make a yummy leftover, Monique. And yes Chicken mince would also be very nice.:)ReplyCancel

  • Tracey

    Thanks Kat…this one was a winner! I probably make chow mien about once a year from an old CWA cookbook. This one was so much more tasty and loved the addition of all the veggies.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh that is fantastic, Tracey! Happy to hear it was a winner.:)ReplyCancel

Need some easy dinner ideas that won’t take you long to prepare, this delicous slow cooked BBQ meatballs is really easy, take the stress from your evenings

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  • I am collecting together more recipes for my slow cooker arsenal and this will be perfect.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      this is a really quick one too Malinda, bonus is you can have the meatballs in the freezer all other ingredients in your pantry.ReplyCancel

  • Janette

    we also use the store meatballs add a can of mushroom soup and a little water add some fresh mushrooms . I usually bake in the oven but I am sure you could use the crockpot. Serve with rice and vegetables or mashed spud.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      ooh Janette that sounds so good, I think I might have to try this one!ReplyCancel

  • Oh these look so yummy!! Will have to add them to the meal planner. Those chicken meatballs also will have to join the list. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      the chicken meatballs are good, I’m a sucker for anything with coconut!!ReplyCancel

  • I’ve really been trying to make an effort to use my slow cooker more this year! What a yummy dinner – this would be great for those days when you don’t have time to make dinner!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I too love my slow cooker, so easy to put everything into it and not have to worry until it’s time to dish up. This is super delicious, the kids love it.:)ReplyCancel

  • Eleanor

    i would prefer to make things with very little processed food I.e. No tomato sauce (high in sugar and salt contents). Ever since cooking from mostly natural ingredients using tinned tomatoes and spices has seen me already losing more weight as I need to get 5kg off to get the ideal weight…. Sugar and salt are the culprits in most of the processed foods that are suggested here so have been finding alternative ingredients and still produce those dishes, yum!!!ReplyCancel

This Beef Macaroni recipe is a dinner that the kids will love, you can’t go past mince and macaroni.  Plus the bonus is you could double this easy dinner ingredients make enough to have it on toast tomorrow night! I’ve used peas and corn, but you can add whatever vegetables you would like, carrot, capsicum, cauliflower etc. […]

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Beef stroganoff is delicious meal, with tender strips of beef, sautéed mushrooms, a creamy sour cream based sauce and can be served with pasta, rice or mashed potato. This isn’t a dinner to make for someone watching their weight but it certainly is a winter comfort food.  We also like to sneak in some extra vegetables […]

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  • I love winter for one reason only- Strog!

    Great recipe Kat xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I absolutely agree with you, Erin! One of my favourite naughty meals LOL.:)ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    This is the most delicious beef stroganoff that I have ever tasted! The beef stays so tender because of the method. I will keep this on weeknight rotations! Thank you for such a great recipe!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yay I am so pleased you enjoyed it and it’s a keeper!!ReplyCancel

My Miss 12 recently wanted some mini beef mince pies for her school lunch box so she whipped up these little beauties!  I packed them cold into the lunch boxes, you could heat them in the morning and put them in a thermos so they are still warm at lunch time, however it’s so warm here […]

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  • Yummy, and simple. My kids will loves these.

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  • I need to get my hands on some GF pastry so I can make these for Mr Smags. He’ll go bananas for them!ReplyCancel

  • Natasha

    I do this with leftover Shepards Pie. I mix the potato and mince together, place in pie holes and put lid on. Kids and hubby love them!ReplyCancel

  • Laura

    I’m going to try a veggie version with Quorn mince. Have you tried freezing them? I guess they should freeze well and defrost quickly?ReplyCancel

  • Hi Kat, I just wanted to let you know that I made these after seeing your recipe and they were amazing! Such a huge hit in our house. Thank you xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh that is fantastic, Lucy! So glad they tuurned out and everyone ejjoyed them. I must say they are a really winner in our house too.:) xReplyCancel

A lovely meal for a cold night, sausages are always a hit in our home, we love a bit of mash and sauce/gravy.  This is a thermomix recipe, I’ve made a delicious Sausage Strogonoff before that you will enjoy as a regular stove top recipe. Ingredients: 8 thin beef sausages 1 onions, brown, peeled and quartered 1 […]

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  • Kimberly

    Hi Kat,
    This devilled sauce is a favourite in our house too! On BBQ night at our place, we cook up a huge 24 pack of sausages, the kids eat a few, then I dice up the remaining into 2 or 3 portions and freeze them. So easy to whip up the sauce in my thermomix and throw in the diced sausages to warm. 10 minutes and dinner is served with salad and pasta or rice! And the 24 pack gives us 3 or 4 meals! =)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Fantastic idea, Kimberly! I love it.:)ReplyCancel