Slow cooked lamb and beef dishes
Home cook or hot mess? Maybe cooking low and slow is the way to go…
Getting nutritious meals on the table for dinnertime can often be a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
A little bit of prep earlier in the day to start things off in the oven (or slow cooker) is all you need to do, and by dinnertime, you’ll have a wholesome meal on the table. Food cooked gently at a lower temperature for longer not only saves you a bit of time, but it tastes delicious and is a great way to lock in all that natural goodness.
No fuss. No last-minute dinner decisions to make. Just serve and enjoy.
Savour the slow cooked flavour
Succulent and superb Welsh Lamb
Slow cooked Welsh Lamb is a favourite of chefs. It enhances the flavour as well as the texture of the meat. From ‘fall off the bone’ smoked lamb shoulder to moreish medallions and lamb casserole, these Welsh Lamb slow cooker recipes will show you how to achieve that unique, slow cooked result.
Ludo Dieumegard’s Welsh Lamb shank with Ras el Hanout, warm couscous salad, pomegranate and minted yoghurt
Traditional Welsh Lamb cawl
Crispy Welsh Lamb medallions Peking style
Rocket & Squash’s Welsh Lamb with leeks and chickpeas
Slow cooked Welsh Lamb tagine
Hungry Healthy Happy’s slow cooker Welsh Lamb shoulder
Slow cooked Welsh Lamb shanks with rogan josh lentil and potato ragout
Supergolden Bakes’s Welsh Lamb slow cooker hotpot
Hang Fire’s Moroccan Welsh Lamb mechoui with vegetable tagine
Slow cooked curried shoulder of Welsh Lamb
Hywel Griffith’s Welsh Lamb shoulder with a chunky tomato and fennel salad
Lavender and Lovage’s Welsh Lamb cobbler with garlic scone dumplings
Slow roasted Welsh Lamb shoulder
Hungry Healthy Happy's slow cooker Welsh Lamb ragu
Francesco Mazzei's pulled Welsh Lamb piadina mozzarella
Rosie Birkett’s Welsh Lamb breast, chilli and anchovy one pot orzo
Julius Roberts' slow cooked Welsh Lamb shoulder
Melt-in-the-mouth Welsh Beef
There’s nothing more comforting than the aroma of slow cooked beef gently roasting on a lazy weekend. Slow cooked beef is equally delicious as part of rich stews and casseroles. Take a look at our wholesome slow cooked sensations and you’ll know how to slow cook beef in no time.
Slow cooked one pot Welsh Beef with chestnuts
Slow-cooked Welsh Beef brisket
Welsh Beef bourguignon
Slow cooked Welsh Beef brisket in a rich and sticky sauce
Welsh Beef madras
Ludovic Dieumegard’s slow cooked short rib of Welsh Beef with soya glaze and loaded sweet potato fries
Braised Welsh Beef with cranberry and chestnuts
Welsh Beef oxtail stew
Moreish Welsh Beef short ribs in red wine and herbs
Welsh Beef ox cheek casserole by Tom Simmons
Matt Powell’s slow cooked shin of Welsh Beef with bio-dynamic rye grains, hedgerow plants and beef shin reduction
Welsh Beef barbacoa sharing platter
Welsh Beef brisket burnt ends
For melt-in-the-mouth perfection, here are a few ways to cook Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef slowly:
Traditional and tasty
You can achieve some lovely results by slow cooking meat in a conventional oven. Deep oven trays and ovenproof casserole dishes with lids are ideal for slow cooking that perfect slow cooked beef or delicious slow cooker lamb.
Smouldering and succulent
A smoker is a charcoal / wood fuelled appliance that cooks food low and slow by smoking it. You can achieve similar results on a BBQ, but the cooking temperature needs to be regulated manually. For best results, refer to your smoker / BBQ user manual and before you know it you’ll have perfected that smoked brisket or smoked lamb shoulder.
Plug in. Chuck in. Tuck in.
A slow cooker is an electrical countertop appliance. It’s a convenient and economical way to cook, using less energy than a conventional oven. Add prepared meat, veg and liquid to the pot, switch it on, and let it do its thing! Great for your lamb or beef casseroles and tender curries.
Allow the meat to reach room temperature before cooking
Sear / brown the meat on all sides first to give depth of flavour
To help make the meat tender, cover or add some liquid (e.g. stock or alcohol)
Smoker / BBQ
Use the indirect heat of a kettle BBQ
(away from the hot charcoal) and cover with a lid (open the vent). Keep the cooking temperature consistently low
For extra flavour, add herbs to the coals
Cheaper cuts of meat are ideal for the slow cooker...
as they usually contain more connective tissue
Remove rind and excess fat off the meat
For depth of flavour, sear / brown meat on all sides
Add non-root veg to the end of cooking time
Use less liquid than in conventional oven recipes
If using dairy products, add when cooking has finished
If using fresh green herbs, add just before serving
Benefits of slow cooking
Whether cooking in a conventional oven, smoker or slow cooker, here are some of the benefits of keeping things low and slow.