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Get to know the best cuts of meat for slow cooking

After a long day, coming home to the scent of a slow-cooked meal, ready to tuck in to, is a comforting thought. Whether you prefer hearty stews, chunky soups or perhaps gently spiced curries, there are endless slow cooking recipes to select from to suit all tastes and dietary needs. But, when it comes to slow cooking meaty fare, which are the best cuts of meat to use?

The good news is, most types of meats soften up nicely when slow cooked – creating melt-in-your-mouth meals ideal for wintry seasonal feasts; yet, there are some cuts that come out on top.

Here are the cuts of meat that become the most tender, and absorb flavours best, when left to cook in your slow cooker:

Of course, there are also a number of vegetable-based slow cooker recipes to try too: think Kale and White Bean Soup, Stuffed Artichokes, Ratatouille, and Ribollita Toscana. Happy slow cooking! Check out our preparation guide to kick off your slow cooking plans.

Slow cooker recipes to try 






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