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Slow-Cooker Hangi
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Slow-Cooker Hangi

Enjoy the flavours of a Hangi, without the work

This is one way to save your back and your time, but still enjoy the flavours of a Hangi! Enjoy Maori language week and give this recipe a try without the hard work!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: All day or overnight in slow cooker
Serves: 2-3

Ingredients (per Hangi Package)

  • 1 Chicken Drumstick
  • 1 Pork Strip or Chop
  • 1 Ball of Stuffing
  • 1-2 Potato pieces
  • 1-2 Kumara pieces
  • 1-2 Carrot pieces
  • 1-2 Pumpkin pieces
  • 1 Large Cabbage leaf
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Smoked Paprika (optional)
  • Manuka Smoke Concentrate Spray (optional - available from gourmet food stores)


Place meat, chopped vegetables and stuffing on a cabbage leaf, season with salt and pepper, smoked paprika and spray with Manuka Smoke.

Wrap up each parcel securely in 2 layers of tin foil.

Put 6-8 small rolled-up balls of tin foil (or 2 ramekins upside-down) in the bottom of the slow cooker and pour in water to just cover the balls/ramekins.

Place your packages on top so they sit above the water. Cover with a damp tea-towel over the top of the crock pot with the sides hanging down outside and place lid on top.

Cook for 6-8 hours on low. Do not lift lid until time is up.