Mexican food is made for cooking slow and low letting the flavours meld together. If you don’t have one, a slow cooker is a brilliant tool to have in the kitchen. With minimal prep, the slow cooker will do all the work for you, no standing over a hob for hours. It can transform a tough, inexpensive cut of meat into tender, melt-in-your mouth deliciousness. We’ve rounded up our favourite and super easy slow cooker recipes which are perfect for stuffing into tacos, burritos, layering on nachos or simply served over a bed of rice:
First up on our list of Slow Cooker recipes is our Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken. Sensationally smoky thanks to a generous dollop of our Chipotle Paste, it benefits from a couple of extra prep steps. When you try the finished product though you’ll find it’s well worth it!
A hearty slow-cooked chicken stew infused with the sensationally smoky flavour of our Chipotle Paste. Everything is tipped into the slow cooker where the flavours meld together over hours of slow cooking. It’s a delicious warming stew perfect for those cold, wintery nights.
Shoulder of lamb is a great cut of meat which really benefits from slow cooking – the meat falls off the bone and is tender and delicious. Our Chipotle Paste brings a smoky depth of flavour for a delicious twist on your usual lamb recipe.
Barbacoa, delicious and tender shredded beef, is surprisingly very easy to make with a slow cooker. We like to season a beef brisket joint with our Garlic and Guajillo Taco Mix, brown it on all sides and tip into the slow cooker with some Chipotle Paste. 6-8 hours later you have smoky and delicious Barbacoa perfect for stuffing into burritos or tacos.
Next up on our list of slow cooker recipes is our Chicken Tinga. Using our Tinga Taco Cooking Sauce, you get amazing flavour with minimal effort. It’s handmade in Mexico using smoked Chipotle chillies simmered with sun-ripened tomatoes and garlic. All you have to do is brown the chicken and onions, pour in the sauce and set off your slow cooker. It’s ready when it easily falls of the bone and shreds between two forks. Chicken Tinga makes an irresistible filling for tacos, burritos, nachos, whatever you fancy.
Pork shoulder is made for the slow cooker. Make sure to ask your butcher to remove the layer of fat. Our Tinga Cooking Sauce is the perfect ingredient to infuse the pork with loads of flavour.
Finally on our list of slow cooker recipes is our Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Verde. Our Enchilada Cooking Sauce handmade in Mexico with fresh tomatillos, mild jalapeño and garlic bring the flavour and your slow cooker does all the work.
We hope you enjoy our Slow Cooker recipes for delicious and authentic Mexican food made by you. Happy cooking from the team here at Gran Luchito!