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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

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

I really liked this recipe, it is filled with loads of vegetables and chickpeas. I found this recipe at Claire K Creations, I used a 250g jar of mango chutney, next time I will use 3/4 of the jar as I felt the whole jar was too overpowering.

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  • So glad you liked it Kat! It can vary a little from chutney to chutney but I am a chutney lover. Thanks so much for featuring it!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    Was I the only one to notice that the recipe is titled Moroccan Beef but the ingredients list says lamb? I guess I noticed more because I am a lamb producer ….??ReplyCancel

    • carolyn

      I’m still going to try it, and I’m sure its as wonderful as it sounds.ReplyCancel

      • Katrina

        Yes it’s great Carolyn how recipes like this one you can use any sort of meat that you have in the freezer.:)ReplyCancel

  • […] Beef Curry above is a Thermomix 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 […]ReplyCancel

  • […] 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 […]ReplyCancel

Hi friends of Katrina and The Organised Housewife, it’s Sarah here from abeachcottage blog, I’m filling in here for Kat today, as we all know this is a very difficult time for her… So when I asked Kat if she would like me to pop over and say G’day to you all with one of […]

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  • Joolzmac

    Thanks, Sarah – for keeping the crock pot bubbling while Katrina is away at this sad time.  The recipe sounds delicious and will be our dinner tonight – can’t wait!

    Cheers – Joolz ReplyCancel

    • my pleasure Joolz! 

      it’s a keeper in our house for sure, I hope it goes down well in yours 


  • Lisa

    Yumm – as Katrina has taught us to be organised, today is menu planning day & you have just given me something yummy to add to next week’s menu AND I already have ALL the ingredients.  Thanks Sarah!!!  Hi also to Katrina, we are all still thinking of you and am really proud of Mr Organised Housewife for his menu planning & dinner cooking.  What a champ!ReplyCancel

  • Rosalie

    Going to pop this in my slowcooker now. ThanksReplyCancel

  • I love my slow-cooker and rave about it to everyone. There really isn’t anything as good as coming home to a cooked meal. I don’t know what goes on in there but wow does it make delicious meals. I will most definitely be making your curry!  ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    Yay, two of my favourite blogging ladies on one page! Such a yummy recipe, it’s faveReplyCancel

  • Hi Sarah, thank you so much for guest posting this recipe. I made it for my hubby tonight [i’m vego] and served with with veg stir fried rice [prob not normal but it saved cooking two meals] and he loved it!! And there is enough for left overs tomorrow :)) Brooke xReplyCancel

  • Marlene - Crafty Mummas

    Hi could you use thickened cream instead of coconut cream at the end ? would it differ the taste much ??  Thank you :)ReplyCancel

  • Jodie

    Could you freeze this after cooking?ReplyCancel

Quick Slow Cooker Beef Casserole   Recipe type: Kat Serves: 5 Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 8 hours Total time: 8 hours 5 mins Print   Ingredients 1kg diced beef 2 onions 1-2 carrots 3 tlb tomato paste 3 tlb mustard Instructions Place all ingredients into slowcooker, stir to combine Cook on low for […]

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  • Kimbo

    going to give this one a try!

  • Rebecca Tinker

    Beef Curry in our slow cooker tonight.  It smells yummy! ReplyCancel

  • Lkj66

    Just got a Slowcooker for Mother’s Day….am I right in understanding that there is no real liquid in this recipe?ReplyCancel

    • No I didn’t use any liquid I found that after an hour or so juices appeared which then helped to cook the meat.

  • Fredshell

    I am trying this today – will let you know how it goes !!!ReplyCancel

  • Bchudson3

    I am trying this as we speak so will let you know tonight also… ReplyCancel

  • Ange

    How many litres is your slow cooker, Kat?ReplyCancel

    • Ange, I’m not sure off the top of my head but it is a big banquet size one.ReplyCancel

  • kimelyse

    I am really not a fan of tin tomatoes/paste but find it’s in all slow cooker recipes. is there anything i can substitute with?ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    I made this for tea last night. To find a meal ALL 5 of us enjoy is a real find & this one was no acception! Everyone loved it, even my MIL was impressed when she taste tested, even more so that its not a ‘packet mix’! Thankyou for this recipe, will definately be making it again. Thinking next time we will add mushrooms too. Has anyone tried this?ReplyCancel

  • Letitia Kowski

    Made this tonight, what a fabulous easy meal and so delicious. I used french mustard, beautiful flavours. Thank you Katrina for your fabulous website.ReplyCancel

This truly is a very easy slow cooker dinner that the wole family can enjoy.

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I love this silverside, fuss free, tender and is very simple to put together.  Tastes so good with some mashed potato, steamed vegetables and mustard sauce! Just because it’s easier I have started making my Mustard and Parsley sauce in the thermomix.   How do you cook your silverside?

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  • […] – Slow cooked silverside with […]ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    Its like you read my mind… I was just looking for a slow cooker recipe for silverside / corned beef as I got a slow cooker for my birthday last week!!

    Can I put the beef in for longer than 6-8 hours or will it ruin the meat?

    PS LOVE YOUR SITE :) xxReplyCancel

    • No, I usually put mine on around 9am and eat 6.30pm and it’s perfect.ReplyCancel

      • Kylie

        Thanks Katrina :) Am cooking this tomorrow hopefully it all goes perfectly :) xReplyCancel

  • Wendy

    make sure you use brown sugar and brown vinegar. Also adding golden syrup (instead of or along with the brown sugar) and half an orange works beautifully.ReplyCancel

  • Ms_MotorbikeNut

    Do you have some more slow cooking dishes done in a slow cooker on your website sweetie? I’ve only ever done roasts in mine so I need to find some dishes to try.

    (((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXXReplyCancel

  • Leanne

    This worked out great in the slow cooker much easier n less mess, which is great because we can have it more often now Thankyou for giving me the idea to cook it in here :)ReplyCancel

  • […] Slow Cooker Silverside with mashed potato and vegetables […]ReplyCancel

photo coming soon Quick Beef Curry   Serves: 5 Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 40 mins Print   Ingredients 2 tlb oil 750g diced beef Onion, chopped ¼ cup korma curry paste 600g potatoes, peeled, diced 400ml coconut milk 1 cup beef stock ¾ cup frozen green beans 1 red […]

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Beef Goulash   Author: Katrina Springer Serves: 5 Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 8 mins Total time: 18 mins Print   Ingredients 750g beef, cubed 1 onion 2 garlic cloves 200g mushrooms, quartered 2 large red capsicums, cut into 2cm pieces 2 teaspoon sweet paprika 2 dried bay leaves 2 cups beef stock 400g […]

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