Slow cookers are ideal for cooking cheap cuts of meat and making them taste delicious. The long, slow cooking process breaks down the collagen fibers in meat so that it becomes tender and juicy. Chicken, beef, and pork all come out tasting fantastic when they are slow cooked.
But, what if you are a vegetarian, vegan, or just prefer to eat meat-free meals from time to time?
Well, you COULD leave out the meat and make your recipes as normal, but you’ll probably find that your food ends up being bland. You’ll also miss out on essential protein.
Or, you could follow a standard slow cooker recipe but then add something like soya pieces, tofu, or textured vegetable protein. I’ve done this, and it can work but, sometimes, it can go terribly wrong too!
Instead, I think it’s best to follow some recipes that are designed to be meat-free from the very start. That way, you are more likely to end up with a meal to love.
Vegetarian slow cooker meals are invariably high in vegetables, fiber, and vitamins and incredibly healthy. These are some of my favorites and, after trying them, I think you’ll like them too. I honestly believe that not having meat from time to time is a good thing and these recipes are an ideal way to try going meat-free.
All my favorite slow cooking recipes are organised and shared here, enjoy.
Use your slow cooker to take the hard work out of making dinner. Try this great spinach and mushroom lasagne.
Baked veggies with some mozzarella cheese. Light, tasty and yet very filling recipe. Use your crock-pot, eat healthy, takes only 30 minutes
If you haven’t tried sweet potato in a coconut curry you will love it. Give it a try.
A delicious Chilli, high on protein with no meat. Enjoy a veggie and delicious meal with your family