These Thermomix plus Slow Cooker recipes are for those busy, low effort nights that you are time poor and need dinner on the table fast! You can easily have these meals starting to cook in the Slow Cooker in under 15 minutes.
Perfect for sports nights where you are running around taking the kids to training or have better things to do than cook dinner. These healthy Thermomix recipes require minimal effort to get them started in the slow cooker in the morning and should be ready to serve for dinner. The best part is – the Slow Cooker can fit double batches so you can cook once and have 2 nights of dinners ready!
These recipes are for use in your slow cooker, not in the slow cook mode for the TM6 Thermomix. We recommend using the Cookidoo collections designed for the Slow Cook Mode.
To slow cook, simply use the Thermomix to chop your chilli, garlic, ginger and onion. Either sauté in the Thermomix with oil or if you have the function on your slow cooker you can brown everything in there (including meat). Use a slow cook cut of meat like Gravy beef or Chuck beef and increase to 1.5 or double the meat. Reduce water by 50% and cook on low for 6-8 hrs.
When it is time to serve, pop some green beans in the slow cooker and thicken with a cornflour mixture if desired (1-2 Tbsp cornflour mixed with 2 Tbsp cold water). You can cook your rice while the beans cook or serve with cauliflower rice or fresh noodles for a super low calorie dinner.
A true Texan Chili Beef shouldn’t have beans (but we won’t be watching if you would like to add some in to make it stretch further!), I think you are going to love this Texas Chili from The Healthy Mix VI.
To slow cook, simply use the Thermomix to chop your garlic, chilli and onion. Either sauté in the Thermomix with oil or if you have the function on your slow cooker you can brown everything in there (including meat). You can use coarse ground mince or even change to a slow cook cut of meat like Gravy beef or Chuck beef and increase to 1.5 the meat. Reduce water by 50% and cook on low for 6-8 hrs.
When it is time to serve, thicken with a cornflour mixture if desired (1-2 Tbsp cornflour mixed with 2 Tbsp cold water). Serve in a bowl topped with sour cream, cheese, fresh lime and some corn chips. This is also delicious with Mexican Red Rice,Cornbread and makes the best Sloppy Joes.
Grab a pork shoulder on special and with a few minutes in the morning, you will have the most delicious SkinnyBarbecueMojo Pulled Pork for wraps/street tacos by dinner time!
To slow cook, simply use the Thermomix to chop your garlic, and weigh all the ingredients. Add everything to your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hrs.
When it is time to serve, you may like to reduce the liquid down with the lid off or just pull the pork and stir through enough liquid to desired consistency. Serve on wraps or tacos with some salad or if you are organised so Quick Pickled Pineapple & onion.
Since then, we’ve seen a few different variations of this meal. Some Skinnies who have salt reduced corned beef, simply cook the sauce for the Honey Mustard Chicken without chicken or cornflour and add to their slow cooker in the morning with the corned beef and cook on high for 5 hours.
The Original variation is:
Double the Honey Mustard Sauce, uncooked (no stock paste, half honey, no chicken/cornflour)
Add potatoes to the bottom of the slow cooker, place meat on top and pour over prepared sauce.
Cook on low for 9 hours
Add cornflour as per recipe in the last 30 mins.
The Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe can be found in The Healthy Mix III.
Although this recipe only takes 20 minutes to cook in the Thermomix, it has classic chicken casserole flavours that work perfectly in the slow cooker. You can literally just pop it all in the slow cooker (except cornflour) and add the cornflour mixture in the last 30 min of cooking.
The best part of cooking in the slow cooker is that you can increase the quantities and use budget cuts of chicken like chicken pieces or even a whole chicken.
Adjust your cooking time for your chosen cut of chicken and you will be enjoying this tasty dinner in no time at all.
We recommend not cutting up your chicken breast or thigh & pulling apart after cooking to help avoid them drying out.
Chicken breast 2 hr on High or 3 hr on Low
Chicken thigh 2 hr on High or 3 – 4 hr on Low
Chicken bone in pieces or drumsticks 4 – 5 hr on Low
Whole Chicken 4 – 6 hr on Low
It is best to also check with your Slow Cooker manual on their recommended cooking times for the different cuts of meat. If you have a food thermometer, you want the thickest part of the chicken to be 74°C or 165°F.
Serve with mash, rice, pasta or in a bowl with crusty bread and a spoon.
P.S. The leftovers make the most epic pies with a little more cornflour mixed in!
Now the Pea & Ham Soup in The Healthy Mix II gives you the silkiest, smoothest and super fast Pea & Ham Soup cooked in the Thermomix. But if you are wanting to use a Ham Hock instead of Bacon Bones, then we recommend cooking it on the stove top, in a slow cooker or in a pressure cooker.
This is a great budget recipe to use up the leftover Ham Bone from making Glazed Baked Ham or that leftover Christmas ham bone. If you don’t have much meat on the bone, you can add extra ham meat.
You want a ham hock approx. 1.2 kg or a meaty leftover ham bone.
Use 1.5-2 L water
If you like an extra thick soup, double the split peas.
Use 3/4 tsp cracked black pepper instead of the peppercorns
You can thin out the soup after cooking with additional water and season to taste
Use the Thermomix to chop the vegetables and transfer to the slow cooker – or you can sauce first.
Cook for 8-10 hrs on low or 6 hrs on high, pressure cook for 40 mins.
After cooking, remove bay leaves, bone and fatty skin. Feel free to blend the soup or just mash with a potato masher.
Add everything else except rice, water and peas/baby spinach.
Add 1 cup blitzed or grated pumpkin to thicken the sauce.
Cook on high for 2-4 hrs.
Add peas and spinach 10 mins before serving and stir through. Add a little water and stir through to desired consistency if you would like it a little thinner.
Serve this super budget friendly recipe with rice & freeze any leftovers for an easy dinner!
Hot Tip: There is no need to hunt for Babas as there is a recipe for the Malaysian Style Curry Powder in The Healthy Mix VI! If you love the Coconut Curried Sausages, you might like to try the new Coconut Curried Meatball Bake in the cookbook too.