January Slow Cooked Challenge and 4 Slow Cooked Winter Warmers

January Slow Cooked Challenge and 4 Slow Cooked Winter Warmers

Happy New Year! Now that I am back to work after the Christmas/New Year break and the children are back at school, it is definitely the best time of year to let the slow cooker take the strain. Comforting dishes seem to be the order of the day and make it welcoming to come home after a long day, when dinner is waiting for you already.

Thanks very much to those bloggers who contributed their slow cooked dishes in December. What with all the preparations for Christmas I am amazed that everyone found time to still post recipes, and this month there were two delicious slow cooked main dishes and two slow cooked desserts, so why not try them out this January to break out of the rut of sticking to the same old meals. To get the recipes just click on the links under the photos.

If you are a blogger and have a slow cooked dish this January, then scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find the new January Slow Cooked Challenge linky. For readers of my blog, this is a great place to find new slow cooked recipes for new inspiration in the kitchen!


Lamb hotpot from Charlotte's Lively Kitchen

What a perfect winter warmer dish to start with – lamb hotpot from Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen is a delicious traditional favourite that the whole family will love. Slow cooked in the oven for three hours, I imagine this just fills the house with wonderful aromas as it cooks. I need to dig out my casserole dish and make this.

Slow cooker Chicken and chorizo stew from Curly's Cooking

Just look at the amazing colour of slow cooker chicken and chorizo stew from Curly’s Cooking! I would love to be having this tonight with tortillas and sour cream. It looks so delicious and full of flavour. I’ll try this with a bit less chilli when I make it for the kids though – haha!

Slow cooker rice pudding from Cooking with kids

The perfect pudding for winter has to be rice pudding for me. That creamy goodness, that delicious skin (yes I like the skin on rice pudding), it really can’t be beat. Slow cooker rice pudding from Cooking with kids looks just how I remember rice pudding when I was a child, simply delicious and lovely with some jam or mincemeat stirred through it.

Slow Cooker Baileys Chocolate Cake

I used up the rest of the Christmas Baileys in my slow cooker Bailey’s chocolate cake!

Pin these slow cooked winter warmer recipes for later

4 slow cooked winter warmer dishes #SlowCookedChallenge


If you are wondering what the Slow Cooked Challenge is, it is a monthly blog challenge for food bloggers, in which recipes made using a Slow Cooker/Crockpot, or using a Slow Cooker function in an Instant Pot or Multi Cooker, or by slow cooking in the oven or Aga, or any other slow method of cooking you can think of, are welcome! There is no theme for the recipes, you can link up any kind of slow cooked recipe. I look forward to seeing your Slow Cooked dishes!

If you would like to take part, then please follow these rules:

  • Make your recipe in your Slow Cooker or other slow cooking method and post a photograph and the recipe, or a link to a recipe, on your blog
  • Link to BakingQueen74 and add the Slow Cooked Challenge logo (above) in your post
  • Comment on the host blog post (this post)
  • Comment on/social share eg on Twitter or Facebook some of the other entries, let’s make a Slow Cooking community
  • If you are on Twitter, tweet your post to @BakingQueen74 and use #SlowCookedChallenge and I will re-tweet it
  • I will also: comment on all entries, pin your entry on the Slow Cooked Challenge Pinterest Board, Flip your post on FlipBoard and Yum your recipe if you have a Yummly button
  • A full round up of all the entries will be posted on the host’s blog at the end of the month, with the new linky for the next month
  • Please do not publish recipes from cookbooks on your blog without permission, they are copyright.
  • If you are using recipes from another website, please link to the recipe on the website rather than publishing the recipe.
  • Recipes must be added to the linky by the 30th of each month.

I look forward to seeing your January slow cooked recipes!
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So many tasty dishes. Love the look of the hot pot but I’d switch for beef. Looks so comforting. Can’t wait to see more delicious slow cooking recipes ☺️ X

Two mains, two puddings – a great round up (and I agree with Jenny, your cake looks amazing). Looking forward to this month’s inspiration.

thank you for hosting Lucy. That chicken and chorizo dish looks amazing , as does your delicious cake. I hope I have linked my cake up ok – I am unable to see it?? xx