Tuesday 22nd May

Simple slow cooker recipes from around the world to try this winter

Wondering what to toss in the slow cooker this winter? We’ve got six dishes from all over the world you just have to try at home.

The invention of the slow cooker is a blessing for those of us alive in the time to use it. In the past, slow cooked meals have required constant supervision, but now you can just set and forget. However, you will remember these meals for a long time. Try one of these six slow cooker meals at home:

Slow cooked Mexican Pulled Pork

Say 'hola' to flavour country with this delicious Mexican pulled pork recipe. Pulled pork is one of the most popular foods you'll find in food trucks these days, and for good reason. The meat is succulent and tender, making it perfect for sandwiches, burgers, and salads. Add a Mexican flair by trying it in a tortilla with guacamole. Delicioso!
Slow cooker ingredients: Pork scotch fillet, brown onions, garlic, cumin, coriander and diced tomatoes.
For the recipe click here.

Slow cooked beef and stout casserole

Is there a better combination than beer and slow cooked beef? Not according to the Irish. This recipe isn’t about having a cold one with your meal (although you're more than welcome to do that also), it's about adding beer to heighten the flavour of the slow cooked beef. This meal is perfect in winter with some mashed potato and vegetables.
Slow cooker ingredients: Gravy beef, shallots, mushrooms, onion, bacon, garlic cloves, stout beer (Guinness for example), beef stock, thyme, brown sugar and flour.
For the recipe click here.

Slow Cooked Asian five spice caramel pork belly

When it comes to mixing sweet and savoury, Asian cuisines do it best. Pork belly is extremely popular in Australia now and many restaurants have tried to master the art of the perfect slow cooked pork.
Slow cooker ingredients: Pork belly, peanut oil, eshallots, garlic cloves, soy sauce, fish sauce, whole star anise, palm sugar, shallots, jasmine rice, Lebanese cucumber and coriander.
For the recipe click here.

Tunisian spiced slow cooked lamb shanks

Northern Africa is known for its spices. This delicious take on slow cooked lamb shanks will have you salivating. This Tunisian dish requires a lot of spicy additions, so getting the combination just right may take a few tries. But with the help of the slow cooker, this dish is very hard to get wrong. Some couscous on the side is perfect for that authentic African compliment.
Slow cooker ingredients: Lamb shanks, red onions, garlic cloves, cinnamon sticks, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground paprika, saffron, beef stock, cherry tomatoes, brown sugar, mint and butternut pumpkin.
For the recipe click here.

Slow cooked meatballs and pasta

Most nonnas around Italy would rarely use slow cookers back in their day to make meatballs and pasta, mostly because they weren’t invented yet. But we promise we won’t tell her if you do it the easy way. While this recipe is with pork or veal mince (Italians love their veal), regular beef mince (which Aussies tend to prefer) is fine as well. Don't be afraid to get a little messy with this recipe. Luckily, the slow cooker makes it super simple.
Slow cooker ingredients: Pork/veal mince, garlic cloves, parsley leaves, breadcrumbs, olive oil, brown onion, celery stalks, dry sherry, tomato paste, caster sugar, rigatoni pasta and grated pecorino cheese.
For the recipe click here.

Slow cooked massaman beef curry

This is one of the more popular dishes ordered at Thai restaurants and for good reason. Slow cooked beef with a mild but flavoursome curry sauce and some rice on the side is as good as a winter warmer meal can get. The beef will need to be browned in a pan first, but after that it’s essentially as easy as chucking every one of the ingredients in the slow cooker and playing the waiting game.
Slow cooker ingredients: Chuck steak, peanut oil, brown onion, Thai Massaman curry paste, garlic cloves, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, kaffir lime leaves, coconut milk, Desiree potatoes, carrots, fish sauce, palm sugar, lime juice, rice, peanuts and coriander.
For the recipe click here.

Slow cooked meals at Lantern Club

There’s only one thing easier than cooking slow cooked meals, and that’s having someone else cook it for you. Our MaZi chefs have the slow cooker bubbling away all day with dishes like roasts and lamb shoulder ready for you just in time for dinner. To book a table at MaZi call our friendly Reception team on 8037 8200.

MaZi Autumn Menu 2018

*All recipes can be found at Taste.com.au.