This is the time of year when we start thinking about making warming and comforting meals from soups and stews to chillies and curries. And this is where slow cookers come into their own. Most slow cookers are large capacity, which means you can only cook one dish at a time, but what if you don’t need to cook large quantities?
How to use triple slow cooker?
Our Global Gourmet Home Triple Slow Cooker has three smaller pots, 1.3 litres, enabling you to make meals for just one or two. It also enables you to slow cook three different dishes at the same time, so you can cook a casserole in one pot at the same time as vegetables in another and rice in the third. If you have a vegetarian or vegan in your family, you can cook separate versions of the same dish. Or if everyone loves a curry but has different ideas about how hot - or otherwise - it needs to be, you can cook up to three different strengths, and everyone’s happy!
Triple slow cooker ideas
The joy of the slow cooker is that you can prepare your menu at a time that’s convenient for you and leave everything to cook without the need for your constant attention. Each pot is sealed so it won’t lose moisture, and by cooking your meals at a low temperature, you’ll really bring out the flavour. Perfect for roasting meat like small joints and pulled pork. You can even cook jacket potatoes in a slow cooker. All you have to do is wash and prick the potatoes as normal. If you like your skin crispy, rub oil into it, tightly cover each potato with tin foil, then put them into the pot and cook on low for 8 hours.
This is great when you have a busy schedule and means you can get on with doing whatever needs to be done without worrying about what’s happening in the kitchen. It’s also great for small dinner parties, as it takes care of the cooking, giving you more time to talk to your guests, which they’ll appreciate as much as you!
Keep warm serving dishes
The Triple Slow Cooker also acts as a bain marie to keep food warm. If you’re having a big meal - such as Christmas dinner - you can use it instead of serving dishes, to stop your sprouts going cold and keep your roasties piping hot. Maybe you can also use one of the pots to keep your mulled wine warm!
It’s useful even in the summer when you’ve got friends over for a BBQ - you can keep sauces, veggies and baked beans nice and hot without having to keep running into the kitchen to bring out pots and pans.
Delicious roast dinner ideas for 2
If you’re looking for a delicious home cooked meal that’ll cook while you’re out and about and will be ready to eat when you get home, here’s our suggestion for roast beef and vegetables.
Roast beef recipe
- Small joint of beef
- 1 onion
- Enough potatoes for 2 people
- Stock and seasoning to taste
How to cook a roast dinner step by step
- First, pan fry the beef in a little oil to sear.
- Then put the beef into the slow cooker.
- Chop the onions and potatoes and add to the pot.
- Cover the beef with the stock, close the lid and cook on low for 8-9 hours.
- When it’s ready, you can use the juices to make gravy.
Whether you want just one vegetable or a medley, it’s easy in the slow cooker. You can use broccoli, carrots, green beans, or experiment with any other vegetable. And you’ve also got a choice of how to cook them:
- Simmer - put your vegetables into the pot. Season and add a small amount of water or use stock and add it to the pot, cover and simmer. The beauty of simmering vegetables in a slow cooker is that they will never get hot enough to go soft, so it’s highly unlikely that you’ll overcook them.