Spicy Vegetarian Chilli

Spicy Vegetarian Chilli


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This is a great vegetarian recipe to cook in a thermal cooker. It is quick and easy to create and will be enjoyed by vegetarians and non vegetarians.
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for the chilli
for the rice
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for the rice
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Instructions
  1. Put the inner pot on the cooker.
  2. Turn on the heat to medium and pour in the rapeseed oil.
  3. When hot add the red onion, button mushrooms, chilli and garlic. Cook until the onions are soft.
  4. Add the tomatoes, kidney beans, green beans, and water. Stir and bring to the boil.
  5. Place the inner pot and top pot into the outer container. Shut the putting the inner pot into the outer container and shutting the lid.
to cook the rice
  1. Put the top pot onto a medium heat and add the rice and water
  2. Bring to the boil and once boiling run a fork through to break up any lumps
  3. Open the outer container and put the top pot in over the chilli.
  4. Shut the lid and leave to cook for a minimum of 2 hours.
  5. Serve with crème fraîche and some crusty bread
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Venison Sausage Casserole

Venison Sausage Casserole

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Another thermal cooker recipe by Mr D from Mr D's Kitchen. A wonderful casserole made with red wine, chestnuts and venison sausages. If you don't like venison though why not use pork or beef sausages and remember this recipe like all of mine will work well in a slow cooker.
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Course Main Dish, Venison
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Venison Sausage Casserole
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Instructions
  1. Put the inner pot on the cooker.
  2. Turn on the heat to medium and pour in the rapeseed oil.
  3. When hot add venison sausages and brown all over.
  4. Once brown transfer to a plate.
  5. Add the bacon lardons and fry until crisp.
  6. Add the cloves of garlic and fry for 1 minute.
  7. Add 2 onions, the mixed wild mushrooms, the sticks of celery, the carrots, the dried thyme and the juniper berries.
  8. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes until everything softened.
  9. Stir in the tomato puree.
  10. Pour in the red wine, the beef gravy granules, the water, the redcurrant jelly and the vacuum-packed chestnuts.
  11. Stir, add the sausages back and bring to the boil.
  12. Once boiling put the inner pot into the outer container and shut the lid.
  13. Leave to cook without power for a minimum of 2 hours.
  14. Serve with mustard mash.
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Tuscan Pot Roast Lamb

Tuscan Pot Roast Lamb


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So what do you do if you have half a leg of lamb, 3 different kind of beans, a bottle of wine and a thermal cooker…..well Tuscan Pot Roast Lamb is the perfect recipe.
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Course Lamb, Main Dish
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Course Lamb, Main Dish
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Tuscan Pot Roast Lamb
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Instructions
  1. Put the inner pot on the heat and add the rapeseed oil.
  2. When hot brown the meat on all sides and once browned remove and put to one side.
  3. Turn down the heat and add the bacon pieces, onion, carrots, celery and the leek. Give a stir then put the lid on and leave for the vegetables to soften.
  4. While the vegetables are softening make some incisions in the meat and push the garlic slices and the rosemary in these.
  5. Once the vegetables have softened pour in the red wine. Add the gravy pot or stock cubes and stir well to dissolve.
  6. Place the meat back in on top of the vegetables.
  7. Add the three bean salad and the chopped tomatoes and stir before topping up with hot water so the lamb is covered.
  8. Add the thyme and bay leaves then bring to the boil then simmer for about 10 minutes.
  9. Put the inner pot into the outer container and shut the lid. Leave to slow cook without power for a minimum of 3 to 4 hours.
  10. When ready check the seasoning and adjust if necessary before serving with mashed potatoes or just crusty bread.
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Moroccan Seven Vegetable Stew

Moroccan 7 Vegetable Stew

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This recipe full of the tastes of Morocco and will suit vegetarian and meat eaters alike. The recipe comes from a great book by Sara Lewis which is full of Slow Cooker meals that can easily be adapted for the thermal cooker.
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To garnish
Cuisine Moroccan
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To garnish
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Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in the inner pot, add the onion and fry stirring, for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Add the carrots, swede, red pepper, garlic, beans and tomatoes.
  3. Mix in the harissa, turmeric and ginger.
  4. Pour in the stock, give everything a stir and bring to the boil. When boiling add the okra and bring back to the boil.
  5. If using your top pot to cook the couscous turn down the heat to a simmer and place the top pot into the inner pot.
  6. Add the couscous to the top pot and pour in the boiling water.
  7. Give the couscous a stir before putting the lid on the top pot and placing the inner pot into the insulated outer container.
  8. Shut the lid and leave to cook without power for 2 to 3 hours.
  9. Before serving add the juice of the lemon to the stew.
  10. Once served garnish with some torn leaves of mint.
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Venison Chili the Best Chili Ever

Venison Chili the Best Chili Ever

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Venison Chili the Best Chili Ever
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Course Main Dish, Venison
Cuisine Mexican
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Course Main Dish, Venison
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Cooking the chili
  1. Heat the rapeseed oil in the inner pot over a medium-high heat and add the bacon pieces and cook until they start to crisp slightly.
  2. Add the onion, chili and garlic. C cook until the onion softens.
  3. Add the venison and cook until it colours.
  4. Stir in the cumin, coriander and smoked paprika and cook for a minute.
  5. Add the tin of tomatoes, tomato purée, water, stock cube and kidney beans.
  6. Bring to the boil stirring occasionally.
  7. Turn down the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Turn off the heat and place the inner pot into the vacuum-insulated outer Thermal container.
  9. Shut the lid and leave while you start the rice in the top pot. If not using a top pot leave to cook for a minimum of 2 hours.
Cooking the rice in the top pot
  1. Add the rice and water to the top pot and bring to the boil, stir and turn down the heat and simmer for 1 minute.
  2. Turn off the heat, open the vacuum-insulated outer Thermal container and place the top pot into the inner pot.
  3. Put the lid on the top pot and shut the lid of the outer container.
  4. Leave to thermal cook without power for a minimum of 2 hours.
To serve
  1. Serve the chili on a bed of rice with a spoonful of sour cream or grated cheddar cheese on top.
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Chinese Beef and Carrots

Chinese Beef and Carrots


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Based on a recipe by Keith Floyd from his book Floyd's China, "Chinese Beef and Carrots" is an ideal meal to cook in a thermal cooker. Cuisine from Sichuan include a number of beef dishes as they are very popular among the Chinese Muslims and this was one of the areas Floyd visited during his TV series on China. I have made a few alterations to the original recipe but it basically stays the same. Like all of my recipes they can be used in a slow cooker but you will not have the same energy saving as when cooking in a thermal cooker.
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Course Beef, Main Dish
Cuisine Chinese
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Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in the inner pot over a medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger and spring onions and cook until golden brown.
  3. Add the beef and all the remaining ingredients except the water. Stir well.
  4. Pour over water to cover the meat and carrots.
  5. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat and place the inner pot into the vacuum-insulated outer Thermal container, shut the lid. Leave while you start the rice in the top pot. If not using a top pot leave to cook for a minimum of 3 hours.
Cooking the rice in the top pot
  1. Add the rice and water to the top pot and bring to the boil. Stir then turn down the heat and simmer for 1 minute.
  2. Turn off the heat, open the vacuum-insulated outer Thermal container and place the top pot into the inner pot.
  3. Put the lid on the top pot and shut the lid of the outer container.
  4. Leave to thermal cook without power for a minimum of 3 hours.
Before serving
  1. Check the seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper if needed
  2. Serve with the rice and some stir fry vegetables
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Curried Lamb Chops

Curried Lamb Chops

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This is a great curry to cook in your thermal cooker and the added chickpeas make it one of my favourites.
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Course Lamb, Main Dish
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Course Lamb, Main Dish
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Curried Lamb Chops
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Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in the inner pot. Add the bay leaves, cardamoms and cloves. When they sizzle, add the onion and cook until translucent and soft.
  2. Stir in the ginger and garlic and fry for two minutes.
  3. Add the spices, tomatoes and lamb. Cover the lamb with hot water, bring to the boil and then simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the chickpeas and bring back to the boil and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat and place the inner pot into the vacuum-insulated outer Thermal container, shut the lid. Leave while you start the rice in the top pot. If not using a top pot leave to cook for a minimum of 2 hours.
Cooking the rice in the top pot.
  1. Add the rice and water to the top pot and bring to the boil. Stir then turn down the heat and simmer for 1 minute.
  2. Turn off the heat, open the vacuum-insulated outer Thermal container and place the top pot into the inner pot.
  3. Put the lid on the top pot and shut the lid of the outer container.
  4. Leave to thermal cook without power for a minimum of 2 hours.
Before serving
  1. Check the curry for seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper if needed.
  2. Add the spinach, stirring the spinach leaves into the curry until they wilt.
  3. Serve on a bed of rice that you either cooked in the top pot or a separate pan.
Recipe Notes

This weeks recipe is to celebrate Dewali. Mr D's curried lamb chops cooked in his Thermal Cooker have great depth of flavour created by the cloves, cardamoms and bay leaves.

If you like your curries slightly hotter add more chilli but not too much to overpower the other spices.

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Christmas pudding

Old English Christmas Pudding

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A thermal cooker is the ideal way to cook your Christmas Pudding as it can't boil dry and therefore needs no looking after.
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Course Puddings
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Christmas pudding
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  1. 1. Grease a 2 pint/1 litre pudding basin
  2. 2. Put a trivet in the inner pot. Fill with enough water to come up to 5cms below the edge of the pudding basin when placed on the trivet.
  3. 3. Bring the water in the inner pot to the boil while you add all the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix.
  4. 4. Add the eggs, lemon juice, lemon rind, rum and milk. Mix with a wooden spoon.
  5. 5. Put the mixture into the greased pudding basin.
  6. 6. Place a piece of greased, greaseproof paper on top of the mixture.
  7. 7. Cover with aluminium foil and tie round the edge remembering to make a handle to lift the pudding out when hot.
  8. 8. Carefully place the basin in the inner pot of boiling water and bring back to the boil with the lid on.
  9. 9. Once boiling turn down the heat and simmer for 30 minutes with the lid on.
  10. 10. Place the inner pot into the vacuum-insulated outer Thermal Container, shut the lid and leave to slow cook without power for a minimum of 5 hours.
  11. 11. Once cooked remove the pudding and allow to cool before storing for Christmas.
  12. 12. Reheat before eating.
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Portuguese Fish Stew

Portuguese Fish Stew


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This Portuguese fish stew is normally made in a cataplana which is a Moorish designed copper domed dish. I have made mine in a thermal cooker which like the cataplana keeps the flavours in so they develop their intensity while cooking. The Western Algarve style cooking includes potatoes, firm white seasonal fish, seafood, peppers and a hint of chili. Once served from the thermal cooker all that is needed is a spoon and some crusty bread to mop round the bowl.
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Course Fish, Main Dish
Cuisine Portugese
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Portuguese Fish Stew
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  1. In the inner pot, add the olive oil and thyme. Cook on a low heat a couple of minutes to release the flavours of the herbs.
  2. Add the garlic and cook gently for 1 minute making sure that it doesn't start to burn.
  3. Add the onion, green pepper, green chilli and stock cube. Cook gently until the onions soften.
  4. Turn up the heat slightly and add the potatoes, chorizo, tomatoes, wine and water.
  5. Grind in some pepper and bring to the boil stirring occasionally.
  6. Once boiling turn down the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the fish and clams. Bring back to the boil.
  8. Turn down the heat and simmer for 1 minute before putting the inner pot into the vacuum-insulated outer Thermal container. Shut the lid and leave to cook for a 2 hours.
  9. Before serving check the seasoning and adjust if necessary.
  10. Spinkle with chopped coriander and serve with crusty bread.
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