Slow Cooking Around the World
Mix things up a little bit this fall and veer off the beaten path of your classic seasonal pumpkin soups and chicken casseroles. There's no need to travel to the other side of the world to indulge in delectable international dishes. With a few simple ingredients and your Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Stovetop-Safe Cooking Pot, you can recreate mouthwatering meals right at home. Many ethnic cuisines call for a variety of spices and seasoning, bringing new flavor and zest to your slow cooker.
Savory Indian curries make for the perfect dish to simmer in your slow cooker all day long. What's best is that Indian soups and stews can be created with just a few key ingredients. Curry powder, ginger and coconut milk are all you need to make your curry base. Adding chicken, potatoes, lentils or any other meats and vegetables to the curry in the slow cooker will perfectly soak up that rich Indian flavor.
Instead of taking a flight all the way to Greece, introduce the country's traditional dish of lamb meat to your slow cooker at home. Lamb chops will be the most ideal cut of meat for this Greek delicacy. To create optimal flavor, it is best to place the onion in your slow cooker first. After you have rubbed the lamb chops with a variety of spices, add them to the pot along with lemon juice, spinach and garlic. Enjoy your Mediterranean creation paired with a glass of red wine.
While most people associate Mexican food with burritos and quesadillas, there's an even better way to enjoy this local fare. Mexican pork carnitas are a one-of-a-kind dish. Tender, spicy and rich with flavor, these "little meats" only require a few dashes of cumin, jalapeno and oregano. Bring out some tortilla chips and dip on the side and you've got a delicious Mexican meal for dinner.