With winter on its way, now's as good a time as any to enjoy slow cooker meals. But why put all the effort into making them when you can just have them delivered instead? Those in colder climes like America or the UK enjoy casseroles and curries all the time, so why should we in Australia be any different? In actual fact you'll find slow-cooked food across a variety of cuisines, so we've found the heartiest dishes on Deliveroo across Australia to truly warm your heart. They're equally perfect for those romantic nights for one as they are for eating with a group of friends!
1. Cosy Casseroles
When you think of slow cooker meals, we bet casseroles are the first kinds of meals that spring to mind. Tasty ingredients are layered together to provide the ultimate in comfort food. There are so many different kinds that there are too many to list, so we've narrowed it down. If you're in Melbourne, you need to treat yourself to Pirasa from Koy Restaurant. Enjoy leeks and veggies with pilav rice all mixed together in a filling lemony broth. It's vegetarian, but it's incredibly complex. And as if that's not enough, it's even topped with crumbed feta. Trust us, you won't want to go without!
2. Cheerful Chicken Stews
Chicken stew is good for the soul and it's certainly a welcome addition to the end of a long day. The meat is tender and juicy and the broth is delicious too. Putting a Chinese spin on things is Memory of the Taste in Sydney's Hurstville. Their Braised Stewed Chicken with Mushroom is to die for. Why are chicken and mushroom always together? Probably because they're both so satisfying. And they taste so, so good.
3. Delicious Dumplings
Yet more treats are getting in on the action here - did you know that dumplings often contain slow-cooked meats as well? European winters are known for being especially harsh, so pierogis - packed, filling dumplings, originally hailing from Poland - make total sense. You can get your own bite of the action at Truffles in St. Kilda, specialising in good old-fashioned European cuisine. We recommend trying the Slow Cooked Pork and Beef versions of these packed little parcels: now that's a decision you won't regret!
4. Spanish Sizzlers
The Spanish love casseroles, mixing all kinds of tasty and fiery ingredients all into one pot. While Spanish daytimes are known for turning up the heat, by evening they all need warming up again! We're essentially the same at this time of year, which is why you should check out the menu at Iberico in Sydney. Try Cerdo Iberico - it's truly worth it and it's even gluten-free. Featuring slow-cooked pork neck and caramelised onions served with baby potatoes on rosemary skewers, it's so many of the things we love - Spanish, slow cooked and seriously great.
If you're craving something warm this winter - or at any time - you know you can always order it from Deliveroo!