Latin Slow-Cooker Recipes. Que Gusto!
My slow-cooker has become a dear and trusted friend, allowing me to experiment with easy and healthy Crock-Pot meals.
It allows me to make at least six to eight meals in one batch and it allows me to hang out with my kid after school, instead of chopping and stirring in the kitchen while she’s off watching TV, or reading, or getting into the paint tubes.
So, like other smart Latin domestic goddesses, I am here to celebrate my Crock Pot, on what happens to be National Slow-Cooker Month. You see, everything has a month — from books to bikes to diseases to dairy, produce and posture. So, it feels appropriate that during the cold month of January, the slow-cooker gets amorcito.
I make a lot of bean soups, stews and Indian curries in slow-cooker. Last week I made this Vegetarian French Cassoulet and my own version of this Pasta e Fagioli recipe using the bean and pasta mix from the grocery, my own herbs and spices (never, ever use their spice packet!) and vegetarian sausage.
Most of the time, I buy the bean mixes and throw in whatever I have at home, whether it be tofu, potatoes, butternut squash and whatever herb I am in the mood for, be it rosemary, oregano or sage.
I don’t cook much meat anymore, but when I have used the slow-cooker for meat dishes, they always turn out great. La champion of cooking in the slow-cooker is La Marta and if you follow me to her other site, you will find many of her wonderful Latin Slow-Cooker/Crock-Pot dishes.
So, this post is about sharing some sites and recipes to inspire you to dust off your slow-cooker, or go get one if you don’t already own one.
Latin Slow-Cooker Recipes how-to too!
And because I honor Latin cooking in my Crock-Pot, I have created a page on Scoop.it titled “Slow-Cooking Latin Style” with some wonderful recipes — some I have tried, some I want to try. Check it out, it is beautiful. You also can subscribe to the page RSS feed and get notification when I update the page, which currently includes Slow Cooker Paella, Cochinita Pibil from The Other Side of the Tortilla, tamale pie, black beans, mojo chicken, Marta’s ajiaco stew, and several other tasty recipes.
Easy slow-cooker recipes
A Year of Slow-Cooking, a blog-turned-book, about using a slow-cooker everyday for one year. There are many recipes filed by topic, including ones labled “flop.”
Amy from Mom Advice gives you 30 days worth of Crock-Pot recipes.
Vegetarian No-Hurry Curry from Kitchen Daily looks delicious.
Vietnamese Chicken Pho Ga Noodle Soup from Steamy Kitchen, featured in Bon Appetit.
Do you use your slow-cooker? Are you going to try some of these Latin slow-cooker recipes?
Let me know if you do.