When preparing for a date night, your hair, makeup, outfit, candles, playlist and a thousand other details usually take away all your attention. The last thing you want to fret about is charred or under-cooked dinner. Why should you have to worry about the menu in the first place?
Buying a slow cooker and opting for a fancy slow-cooker recipe might just make your upcoming date the best one yet. Of course, you will need to put in a little effort. Slow-cooker recipes only turn out well if you buy a quality slow cooker that comes with an accidental warranty.
After all, the only thing worse than serving a burned dinner is a crack on the lid or ending up with a damaged pot on a date.
Anyhow, with the best slow cooker in your arsenal, here’s how to give your date night at home a restaurant-like quality.
For this melt-in-your-mouth, slow cooker recipe, you need:
- Boneless beef chuck
- Cooked and chopped bacon
- Red cooking wine
- Tomato sauce
- Chicken broth
- Finely chopped garlic cloves
- Soy sauce
- Baby potatoes
- Finely chopped parsley
- Sliced mushrooms
Cook bacon till crisp in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer bacon pieces to the slow cooker. Season beef with salt and pepper then sear in the same skillet for 2-3 minutes each side. Shift beef into your slow cooker.
Pour red wine into the skillet; stir while scraping the brown bits off the bottom. Simmer on low heat and add in tomato sauce, soy sauce, and chicken broth. Then, stir well. Add in the flour slowly, combine well and then add this sauce to the slow cooker.
Add all the other remaining ingredients to the slow cooker and then cook for 8-10 hours or 6 hours on high. Garnish with fresh parsley when you are ready to serve.
LEMON GARLIC ROAST CHICKEN
If you plan to win his/her heart with a whole chicken slow cooker recipe, we have the perfect one for you here. The beautiful symphony of flavors and the appeal of this whole dish will never give away the fact that you hardly spent more than a few minutes preparing it.
Prepare the olive oil paste by combine thyme, parsley, oregano herbs with salt, pepper, garlic and lemon. Stir in olive oil, loosen the chicken’s skin with a dessert spoon, and then put the paste under it. Spread evenly, pop the lemon in the chicken cavity, place chicken on a rack in the slow cooker, and cook for 5 hours on low.
Broil for 10 minutes prior to serving.
HONEY GARLIC PORK CHOPS
Place your pork chops (thick cut) into the slow cooker. Then, combine ketchup, sriracha, spices, honey, minced garlic, and soya sauce in a bowl. Pour this paste over your pork chops and cook for 4 to 6 hours.
Once done, remove from the cooker and serve with your choice of side. It pairs well with steamed or butter rice, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese etc.
Slow cooker recipes are heaven-sent, irrespective of the occasion that demands them. From tons of flavor to perfectly cooked, there is no end to the delightful dishes you can whiz up in this genius invention.
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