As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, we want richly flavoured meals that will warm us up from the inside out. A slow cooker is a fantastic way to have these ready on time without spending hours cooking.
Get everything ready the night before so all you need to do in the morning is switch it on, head out to work and you’ll have a delicious meal ready to go as soon as you get home. If you like to be extra prepared, why not prepare everything in advance – meat, vegetables, stock, herbs, spices –and freeze for a ready-to-go dump bag. It might not sound very appealing, but you’ll appreciate it when you come home to a delicious hot meal.
We know a lot of people have a slow cooker sat at the back of the cupboard gathering dust, so we asked Chef Eddie what he would recommend to help people get the best results from it.
Here are Eddie's top tips for getting the most out of your slow cooker: