4 SLOW COOKER MEAL IDEAS  |  DUMP BAG RECIPES

4 SLOW COOKER MEAL IDEAS | DUMP BAG RECIPES


Hi guys, welcome back to my channel. In today’s
video, I’m going to be showing you some more slow cooker dump bags. You guys seem to love
the recipe that I put in my recent dinner hacks video, so I thought I would show you
some more and give you some more inspiration, because this time of year is such a good time
to be using your slow cooker to make nice, healthy, warming dinners. So I have a few
here to show you and I hope you really like them. If you like this kind of content, don’t
forget to give it a big thumbs up and subscribe if you’re new. Without further ado, let’s
get into my recipes. So the first recipe I’m going to share with
you today is a delicious beef stew and I have precut and prepped everything here so that
it’s quicker to show you. But that has obviously taken some time.
I personally think that when you’re making slow cooker dump bags, it works well if you
double or triple a recipe, and that way you can put them all in your freezer and then
you can have beef stew once a week for three weeks, say. These are also great if you are
heavily pregnant and you’re planning to have some meals ready in your freezer for when
the baby arrives, so I’m just going to put all the ingredients together into this bowl.
For the first time ever, I’m going to be using a slow cooker liner, which so many of you
guys recommended to me as a really mess free way to use your slow cooker, but you don’t
have to put all of your ingredients into a bag if you don’t want to. This works just
the same in Tupperware if you want to be completely plastic free.
So first off you’ll need some stewing beef and I bought it precut for ease. I’m just
going to chuck that in. There’s about 600 grams of this, but I will put all the details
to the recipes in the description down below if you want to find out all the measurements.
Yes, I’ve chucked in some stewing beef, also some salt. Then I’m going to add in some green
beans, then I’m going to add in two chopped up garlic cloves and chopped up carrots, some
onion finely chopped, and some sweet corn as well. Then I’m just going to crumble in
a beef stock cube. I’m also going to add in half a cup of apple juice and then I’m going
to seal this bag up. It’s also a great idea to add a label if it’s
a recipe that you don’t know very well. So I’m just going to write on this beef stew.
I’m also going to write when I made it, so it’s December and then I’m just going to say
add one and a half cups of water and cook on low for eight to 10 hours.
I completely forgot to add a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, so I will add that in
now, but obviously add that when you make it.
Is it bad I’m sitting on the couch? No. I was so keen to eat this that I forgot to
film, so this is it. We’re having it with mash tonight and it’s so yummy. It’s really
nice. Yummy, yummy. How’s the dining table? Next up, I’m going to show you a delicious
chicken noodle soup, which is such a good one if you’re suffering from cold and flu
because it has lemon in it, also has ginger, so great for fighting off the flu. So all
you’re going to need for this one is six chicken thighs, which we’ve taken the fat off and
chopped up. Put that in. Then I’m also going to add in a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon
of fresh thyme. Also going to put in two bay leaves, which you will remove once it’s done,
and then I’ve chopped up two carrots. I’m also going to add in one large finely chopped
onion, then I’m adding in two sticks of celery that have been finely chopped, some ginger,
garlic, and I’m just going to crumble in a chicken stock cube. Finally, I’m going to
add in a tablespoon of sesame oil. So I’ve also just added on a label that says
chicken soup, add six cups of water when you cook it in slow cooker, and to cook on high
for four hours. 30 minutes before it’s done, you also add in your noodles or your pasta.
You can use anything you want, but I’m going to use fusilli because it’s Jackson’s favorite.
So I’m just going to throw in two big handfuls of fusilli 30 minutes before it’s finished.
Then to serve, you add some fresh parsley and some lemon as well.
Hi guys. Tonight is chicken noodle soup night. So I had it cooking in the slow cooker for
about four hours and I added the six cups of water to make it a soup. So I’ll just show
you how it’s looking at the moment. This is looking and smelling really, really good.
But now it’s 30 minutes to the end, so I’m just going to add in my noodles or, in our
case pasta. Going to add in two really big handfuls and then let that cook for 30 minutes.
Maybe a bit more, what do you think? [inaudible 00:06:22]. Yeah, bud? Look at [inaudible 00:06:26]. I’ve put more past in it than it called for,
because I thought it would go further. [inaudible 00:00:06:37]. Next up I’ve got a chicken and sweet potato
curry. So in this one, again, we’re using chicken thighs. I’ve got a pack of eight here
and the nice one about this recipe is you don’t have to chop them up. It will cook down.
So throw them in, then I’m going to add in a sweet potato, which has been chopped and
peeled, teaspoon of salt, some cumin, and some finely chopped garlic, some finely chopped
ginger, and a tablespoon of sugar as well. Chuck all that in and I’m going to add in
three chopped up carrots, one large onion, which has been finely chopped, and we’re going
to add in a tablespoon of fish sauce. It actually called for two tablespoons, but I think that
is quite fishy, so I’m just going to do the one.
Then I’m going to add in a big tablespoon of Thai red curry paste. You can get these
little pots, which are really handy, so I’m just going to chuck that in. I’m going to
crumble in some chicken stock. Then the recipe calls for two tablespoons of peanut butter,
but I’m using almond because one of my sons has an allergy and this should taste just
as good. Then I’m going to add in a can of coconut milk. You can add this at this point
or if you prefer, you can actually put it into the slow cooker once you’re ready to
cook it. But I’m just going to put it in because you can freeze it.
So I wrote on it chicken curry, add two cups of water when I cook it. You can either cook
it on high for four hours or on low for six hours. This is a huge bag. I think it’s going
to feed a lot of people. Good morning. Today for dinner, we’re going
to have the chicken and sweet potato curry. So last night when I went to bed, I got it
out of the freezer and put it into our slow cooker just to defrost overnight, but it’s
still a bit frosty. I’ll show you. It has defrosted down a little bit, but it is a little
bit icy still, and I’m wondering if that is why some are slow cooker recipes online say
to add the coconut milk in when you actually put it into the slow cooker. So maybe I will
that next time because it does still need a little bit more time to defrost, but this
is only a four hour dinner, so I’m going to leave it to defrost until lunchtime and then
I’ll turn it on so it should all be fine. But I thought we’d just say that.
So I’ve just cooked up the red Thai chicken and sweet potato curry. I actually made it
the other night but forgot to film. But I’m having it again today for lunch. So I thought
I would show you what it looks like. That is also the beauty of making slow cooker meals
because you can make a big batch and you can have it for lunch. That’s what I did with
the chicken noodle soup and also the red Thai curry. So this is what it looks like. This
is it here and I’m serving it with white rice today. It’s not spicy at all. So I think children
could eat this as well, but it’s really, really delicious. The sweet potato goes very soft
and really, really yummy. Hi guys. Today, I’m cooking a whole chicken
in the slow cooker. So I thought I would add this recipe onto the end of my dump bag video
because it’s such a good, easy one to have up your sleeve. You can stick a whole chicken
in the slow cooker and then use that in pasta’s or curries or just have roast chicken. It’s
such an easy one and I love to do this when I don’t really know what to do for dinner,
and sometimes you can get two to three days worth of chicken out of it for meals or sandwiches,
stuff like that. So it’s super simple to do. I’m trying a new recipe out today, but often
I will stick a whole chicken in, shove a lemon in there and some garlic and a bit of white
wine, and that is really nice. Or you can actually get chickens in at the supermarket
that have spices. You can get parsley ones or lemon ones or you can get rotisserie chickens
that you can then just stick in your slow cooker.
It’s already spiced in everything. So that’s another really easy option. I’ll show you
what I’m doing today. So this is the chicken here that I have today, but you can also get
bigger chickens than this that will actually fit in your slow cooker. This recipe calls
to put a foil ring on the bottom so that it doesn’t sit in the juices. So I’ve done that,
but I don’t always do that. Then what I’m putting on top of the chicken today is a tablespoon
of brown sugar, some smoked paprika, salt, pepper, and it also called for garlic powder,
but I didn’t have any, so I’m going to put in some fresh garlic like this. I’m just going
to stick the little garlic pieces into the chicken’s armpits and legs, so it’s staying
on the chicken and I’m going to put some inside as well, just to make it nice and garlicky.
Then you just have to rub this spice mix onto the chicken and then cook it on high for about
three to four hours. Right, so this is the slow cooked chicken
all done. I’m having the breast, and then on the side I’m having some carrots, and then
we do these potatoes in the oven with some onion and some rocket, olive oil, salt and
pepper. It’s really yummy. So yes, we’re going to have that, and then we’ve actually got
Matt’s mom and dad round for dinner, so there’s enough for all of us and the kids as well.
It’s very yummy. Right, so that’s it for this video. I really
hope you enjoyed the slow cooker dump bag ideas. If you make any of these recipes, make
sure to tag me on Instagram because I always love to see when you guys do, and thank you
so much for watching. Maybe comment below what your favorite thing to make in the slow
cooker is, and thank you so much for watching. I’ll see you in my next one. Bye guys.

100 thoughts on “4 SLOW COOKER MEAL IDEAS | DUMP BAG RECIPES”

  1. Where did you get the slow cooker bags?? They’re a great idea. Hi from Australia. Even though we are in summer I use our slow cooker lots. Just a massive time saver.

  2. I asked you earlier and I ask again – I’m sorry if I bother you…🖐🏻 but how and why do you take the chicken in the slow cocker raw? And not pre heated and is it safe to mix it with the other ingredients?🖐🏻

  3. Great recipes! I love my slow cookers so much that my mom just bought me a Ninja Foodie (you can slow cook, crisp, steam, and pressure cook). So awesome!

  4. Just what I needed. Been on the lookout for some quick easy recipes.
    I know there’s loads on the internet but I really like how you demonstrate all your recipes.
    I Love all your videos Emily.

  5. As a dad that tends to cook average meals day to day due too time constrates (working family) , i can definitely up my game and cook some decent meals or at least prep when i have time at weekend 👍

  6. This video is exactly what I was looking for….dump bag videos for slow cookers. Great ideas!!! How big is your slow cooker?

  7. This has definitely made me want to start using our slow cooker more. My family love slow cooker pulled pork either with barbecue sauce or plain!

  8. Nice recepies emily… but its not good to cook in a plastic cover… heat and plastic is not a good combo… how much ever good the quality is…

  9. LOVE videos like this, as a big family it’s some times so easy to get stuck doing the same meals week after week and thanks to videos like this it just reminds me/helps me to make our meals a bit different each week! Thanks Emily! 😊 xxx

  10. Ps just looking at the food boiling in plastic I fill sick to my stomach. Sorry but I fill sorry for the kids, to them it's yummy but they don't know how unhealthy it is

  11. My favourites would be chicken soup or Mexican chicken that we then make tacos with! That elone is so easy, you just use chicken thigh fillets, onion, a jar of salsa and a taco seasoning sachet.

  12. I love my slow cooker all year around. Its summer here in Aus right now and I still use mine at least once a week. Works perfectly because it doesn't warm up the house 🙌 these recipes look great. Look so yummy!!!

  13. Thanks for the tips lovely video thank you x I’m worried about using bags for the slow cooker. With what we know about the environment it’s a bit plastic fantastic. Maybe putting in a reuseable container to freeze then put in the slow cooker no bag. Also worried cooking in plastic- is it bpa free?

  14. Love the sound of these recipes and think my toddler would too. We already use or slow cooker a lot this time of year, chicken and chorizo is our current fav slow cooker meal. Adore your jumpers, where are they from? x

  15. I love this video however I’m trying to reduce my plastic. I’ll be using these bags! Food Storage Bags, Reusable Silicone Food Bags, 4 PCS 1000ml BPA Free and FDA Approval, Eco Friendly Convenience for Prep, Baby Food, Lunches (4, 1l) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07QD392GF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_HV17DbXXKNQXK

    I wouldn’t line the slow cooker with them but I’d just dump into the pot and wash it when I’m done.

    (I don’t sell these by the way 😂)

  16. How funny! I was just thinking “I’m surprised I haven’t used the slow cooker yet… I’ll google some recipes” and there you are in my subscriptions 😂 well timed video, Emily, very well timed!

  17. Emily…. You are physic!! I literally just bought slow cooker bags….save scrubbing the slow cooker! Great video xx

  18. Emily! These are AMAZING! I've Just called my husband and asked him to look for the "dump bags" he asked if I meant dog poo bags lol… I'm saving this video to watch again and again. You are such an awesome woman and I love ALL your videos! Xx

  19. I’m going to head out and buy myself a slow cooker now just to try these ideas!! Another great video you always inspire me with content for my own channel too! Xo

  20. A family favourite here is to put a gammon joint in the slow cooker. Lay the gammon (all fat removed) on chopped veg and even some potatoes and then cook. Veggies take on the flavour of the gammon and are a nice change to normal steamed / boiled veg.

  21. Where do you get the slow cooker bags from? I love these ideas I'm gonna try them all! Please do more videos like this

  22. I love the idea of dump bags! This is something new I’m definitely going to try. I use my slow cooker all the time. I cook bolognese or the filling for cottage pie. It goes in at 9am when I head out the door to work, so when I get back in I only need to cook a pan of pasta or potatoes then assemble them. Other fave family meals I cook in it are beef stroganoff and Hungarian goulash (so delicious with baked potatoes and creme fraiche). I also use the slow cooker sachets by Shwartz. The chicken in red wine and the curry one are really nice. Love these videos! Please can you do another one on setting goals for the year ahead? x

  23. Эмили, ты очень красивая женщина. На тебя смотреть одно удовольствие, да к тому же очень интересно.

  24. Love these Emily..but just one thing. Is it good to cook inside plastic bags? Will it not cause any sort change in the food ..I dont know..but look it up.. love you and your videos always 🙂

  25. In India it is very common to do this similar technique but inside a closed steel container..and we put it into a slow cooker or inside a big vessel filled with water

  26. Does anyone know what brand of slow cooker Emily has? Or, can you give me some suggestions on a good brand to buy. Thank you! ♥♥♥

  27. My favorite slow cooker meals are venison chili and cilantro-lime chicken. Both are super easy, and the low and slow cook makes them so delicious!

  28. Hi Emily, I have been watching all your old baby videos because my baby is due early next year. I have watched so many but still can't place your accent!!

  29. I bought some slow cooker liners recently and didn't even think about using them as storage bags for my recipes. Thank you for your videos. I have a 9 month old and you make my mummy experience so much easier. 🙂

  30. The curry looks amazing😋 i dont have a slowcooker but im feeling like i should invest🤔❤

  31. How long will those bags prep keep in the freezer before making ? I mean if I make all of them and just freeze could I then everyday if take one out and make it while keeping it fresh ?

  32. Emily you must try brisket in the slow cooker, you only need a small cut and I often had chilli and corriander to made it spicy then serve it with rice or roast pots and veggies. Its yummy.

  33. Hi, which slow cooker are you using? I thought about getting one this year and then couldn't decide which one to get, so I gave up on the idea in the end 😂 But since I am pregnant again you just reminded me of how practical it would be to have one 🙂
    Thank you so much for your time and good videos, greetings from Germany

  34. Emily these are all brilliant ideas, I always struggle what to cook my family as I work nights. Thank you, I just ordered a slow cooker. I’ve got a feeling I’ll not regret it. 👍🏼😋

  35. Im not going to make any of these but i will watch the whole video just to watch Emily talk and present. Feels like a proper tv cooking show 👍🥰🥰

  36. Great video! I’m in Australia in 35 degree heat wondering if I should just crank the a/c so it feels wintery so I can make them hahah!!!

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