4 SLOW COOKER MEAL IDEAS  |  DUMP BAG RECIPES
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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

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

  7. 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 🙂

  8. 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

  9. 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! ♥♥♥

  10. 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!

  11. 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!!

  12. 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. 🙂

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

  14. 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 ?

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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. 👍🏼😋

  18. 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 👍🥰🥰

  19. 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!!!

  20. My Mum accidentally once semi-cooked her slow cooker recipe book in our show cooker.😀. The smell was awful.

    It did make us chuckle tho & we kept the book for years as a reminder of that day.

    Despite this, my Mum made some fantastic stews in the slow cooker, mainly on a Saturday.

  21. Those ideas are so fun! Thankyou! I’m inspired to fill my freezer with some for those cold winter days we have less energy to make all those healthy dishes! My favorite in my slow cooker is a Mississippi pot roast, a friend brought one to me postpartum and it was life changing!! A must try! Chuck roast is very affordable and comes pre seasoned a lot as well! Thankyou as always Emily! I’m so proud of you doing vlogmas and I find all your videos inspirational! More raw footage would be great like the good ol days too!

  22. Love that you can cook a whole chicken in there. Great video! But how do you carve the chicken emily to serve all those people?!?! Mine never seems go as far as it should xx

  23. dinner is cooking for 8 hours in plastic liner so you don't need to wash just one pot? in 21st century we should know better. it's bad for our planet and for your family. plastic is never healthy option but heated plastic is even worse because it releases 50 times more harmful chemicals.

  24. Amazing ideas, I swear by my slow cooker this time of year. Just about to go but a stew in it 😍😋 thank you!! X

  25. Love the freezer bag ideas but don’t know how I feel about actually cooking with a plastic liner 🤔 is probably just tip it all straight into the pot and not cook it in the bag 😂

  26. I haven't used my slow cooker since I got an Instant Pot, but my favorite thing that I used to slow cook was meatloaf! Now I do it in the Instant Pot. 😊

  27. Thank you for the whole chicken recipe. I've had a whole chicken in my fridge for months bc I dont know how to cook it. I do now. Yay!!!!

  28. Hi Emily. Just to let you know, slow cooker meat dishes taste much better when you lightly brown the meat on a skillet (4 min max on each side). This brings out so much flavour

  29. Great video! Where did you buy your slow cooker from? Would be fab to see slow cooker meals that babies can eat too, i have a 1 year old xxx

  30. Top tip! I always cook my slow cooked (or roast) chicken upside down. The juices and fat from the darker meat runs over the drier pale meat and, ta-da!, self-basting chicken!

  31. I’m due in 2,5 weeks so definitely trying some of the recipes but would need to get it done in my pressure cooker 🙌🏻

  32. I often do a whole chicjken in the slow cooker with just 1/2 a lemon in the cavity and seasoned on the outside – put it on low for the day, or while you're out at work, and you'll come home to the tenderest meat plus a lovely lemony gravy (which I thicken with a bit of cornflour). A wee tip is to pop the chicken -uncovered – in a hot oven for 15-20 minutes at the end to get great crispy skin – yum!

  33. Love your tops in this video, green jumper, grey jumper and the white top ! Plz advise where you got them from ? I found very difficult to find sth fancy in the shops thesedays…

  34. Woow plastic bags for cooking for whole family? I would cook this way only for my enemies lol but recipes looks delicious!

  35. I've never been that fond of my slow cooker, I always thought everything came out tasting the same 🙈 However, I'm a nail tech and I'm working 14 hour days from tomorrow (Monday) till next Sunday and these look delicious, so I'm inspired! Thank you.

    Have a fab Christmas and good luck with the move, fingers crossed it's quick for you 🤞🤞 x

  36. Hi love your ideas going try curry. I only do 1 recipe atm have done for years it's a brisket of beef, seared in frying pan first cook for 6-7 hours or longer with a beef stock cube little worcester sauce. Do the kids like the roast chicken? My 1 year old not keen on spices but my daughter loves spices but she is half thai lol. I've never used plastic sheets before does take forever to clean pan lol xx

  37. I did the chicken soup and it was so lovely to come home from work to that lovely aroma and dinner already made! ❤️❤️

  38. I just subscribed to your channel, Emily 🤗 Do you need the stew/soup to be rolling boil before adding the noodles/pasta? Am very new to slow cooker cooking 😄

  39. Ekkk made the red curry last week after watching this and have just put a Indian mystery using the same recipe but different sauce in to the slow cooker for tea tonight smells yummy.

  40. Love this video, would love to see more recipes including your rocket potato recipe! My fav slow cooker meal is pulled pork, it's so cheap but also tasty x

  41. Not sure if you already have this posted but the potato dish you served with the chicken could you show us how to make it please. Looks delish. Loved the video!

  42. My gosh! All the plastic comments… She says you can use tupperware if you want to be plastic free. Its an option and she chosed that mess free thing. Can you just watch and let her do what she wants.. For sure she knows she is using plastic people.

  43. I am just about to become a first time mum (literally being induced tomorrow). This is a great idea! Along with so many of your other videos it makes me think I'm going to be able to juggle it all after all! Thanks xx

  44. Made the beef stew tonight. Great idea for adding mash! I never thought of it bc it's a soup but it was delicious on the side of the bowl as you did.

  45. I follows slimming world so the first 2 are easily adapted to suit the plan which is great, so I’ll be trying these as always looking for new slow cooker ideas and I always use the ‘dump bag’ idea so much easier to prep the night before and stick it in and on the morning before work! Here is a recipe for you that I think you will like ‘campfire stew’ look it up on Pinterest xx

  46. I watched this last night and this morning I had an indication that labour for my first baby is imminent… so I quickly whipped up two of these (made a paneer tikka masala as my 3rd meal) I’ve also created full detailed instructions for my husband who has only ever made me ONE meal in our 12 years together! Thank you for the tip!

  47. Hey love the content. Would really appreciate it if you could try out some vegetarian slow cooker recipes and show us and mention any alternatives to chicken and beef such as quorn. Much needed! Thank you

  48. Making the dump bags in a crockpot liner is the smartest life hack I have heard in a while! I used to make dump bags and feel so annoyed by them when my food didn't defrost the whole way over night and I had to cut the bag off of frozen food. Such a mess! I use liners when I cook in mine all the time and we love them! I will definitely be making some chicken noodle soup using this method!

  49. I don't know what I did wrong but my beef stew was really bland 🙁 I'll try making again but use much less water.

  50. Fab! Would it be as easy to skip the plastic bag and pop in a reusable container? Trying to gradually ditch the sea of plastic, especially single use stuff! Thanks for the recipes 🙂 x

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