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This slow cooked silverside with mustard parsley sauce is fuss free, so very tender and is really simple to put together

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A very quick and easy weeknight meal, which is perfect for those busy evenings when you don’t have time to cook.

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  • Helen C

    With your slow cooker shredded chicken recipe, do you defrost the chicken breasts first?
    I can’t wait to try it!!
    Thanks HelenReplyCancel

    • Tina W

      I’m thinking that might be a typo, I’ve read you shouldn’t put any frozen meat in a slow cooker – I could be wrong tho!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      You can use either frozen or thawed, both for the same amount of time :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    This is so easy and versatile thank you. Could I use fresh fillets and halve the cooking time??ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Michelle, You can use frozen or fresh, but cook both for 8 hours on low. I’ve made it with both same times and just as delicious as each other.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly

    Sounds delicious, will definitely try this recipe! As chicken breasts vary so much in size, would you mind telling me approx what amount of chicken you use in weight (kilograms)? And also I’d be interested to know whether you put the chicken in slow cooker frozen or once defrosted too?? Many thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

    Hi Kelly, each breast is roughly 250 grams each. You can use frozen or fresh breasts, but cook both for 8 hours on low. I’ve made it with both same times and just as delicious as each other.ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    Could you clarify Italian salad dressing ? ThanjsReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Similar to a french salad dressing, can be found in the aisle at the grocery store with mayo.ReplyCancel

  • romy

    If not using slow what options are available?ReplyCancel

  • Miriam

    We made the BBQ shredded chicken today. Oh YUMMY!!! It was sooo good!!!!!! We served it with salad (because I’d taken a nap instead of cooking veggies and rice like I’d planned! Haha!) and it was super delicious!!! There are 6 of us in our family and there was at least half of the shredded chicken left which I’m freezing in portions for lunches and pizza toppings.
    There was quite a lot of the sauce left in the slowcooker so I put 2kg of chicken drumsticks in and put that back on to cook too! I hate waste so this was ideal 😀
    Thanks so much for the fab recipe!!! Absolutely awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Do you shred the chicken with a fork or put it in a blender? I’ve just put the chicken on to cook!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Kat's Assistant

    Hi Sarah, I like to shred the chicken using a fork, i find it much easier.:)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    This recipe is fantastic…love it! I cooked this chicken from frozen just because I failed to plan. I cut the BBQ sauce back to 1 cup and used a little less sugar too. There was still lots of sauce so I took the lid off the slow cooker near the end of the cooking time for around 20 mins and this reduced the sauce quite a lot. Have restocked my chicken breast supply for this week and going to make it again – thanks for sharing.

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 Serves: 5 Prep Time Cook Time Total Time 5 mins 8 hours 8 hours 5 mins 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 8 hours, stirring occassionally Serve with […]

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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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photo coming soon Quick Beef Curry Serves: 5 Prep Time Cook Time Total Time 10 mins 30 mins 40 mins 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 capsicum sliced ½ […]

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Beef Goulash Serves: 5 Prep Time Cook Time Total Time 10 mins 8 mins 18 mins 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 can diced tomatoes 1-2 tablespoons corn […]

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