With the winter chill in the air I think it’s time to pull out the slow cooker and share some of my favourite winter recipes.  I love my slow cooker, it’s just so easy to throw everything into the pot of a morning, and come how to a house full of delicious food smells.

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 My 5 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

1/ Maple Syrup Baked Beans w Balsamic Vinegar

Maple Syrup Baked Beans w Balsamic LR

Maple Syrup Baked Beans w Balsamic

Homemade baked beans have a rustic wholesome appeal, and satisfy all the winter time cravings for comfort food. These have so much more flavour and sophistication than the canned variety. Recipe

2/ Honey Soy Lamb Shanks

Slow Cooker Recipe - Honey Soy Lamb

Honey Soy Lamb Shank

Put these shanks in the slow cooker before work and return in the evening to an aromatic home, with dinner waiting. The meat will melt in your mouth. Honey Soy Lamb Shanks are delicious with rice or noodles. Recipe

3/ Donna Hay – Slow Cooked Balsamic Lamb Roast

Slow Cooker Recipe - Donna Hay Balsamic Roast Lamb

Slow Cooker Recipe – Donna Hay Balsamic Roast Lamb

This is a recipe adapted from one of Donna Hays dishes.  Initially I passed over this roast because the meat was so dark, which I felt made the dish look less appealing. That was a huge mistake! The roast is dark in colour due to the inclusion of balsamic vinegar, and the flavour is amazing!  Recipe

4/ Balinese Slow Cooked Duck

Slow Cooker Recipe Balinese Duck

Slow Cooker Recipe Balinese Duck

Now for something a little different, we have a Balinese slow cooked duck. This dish is usually cooked in a slow charcoal fire overnight, but the slow cooker gives a similar result. The accompanying sauce can be as spicy or mild as you like. Recipe

5/ Maple Syrup Lamb Shanks

Slow Cooker Recipes - Maple Syrup Lamb Shanks

Slow Cooker Recipes – Maple Syrup Lamb Shanks

One of the most popular recipes on my website during the winter months is this slow cooker recipe for Maple Syrup Lamb Shanks. The sauce is sweet and rich and the meat moist and lush. Recipe

So I hope I have helped solve the question of “what shall we have for dinner?” What is you favourite slow cooker recipe?  Feel free to add a link below.