Monday, 2 April 2012

Spicy Crock Pot Recipes

The crock pot is great for cooking authentic Mexican food recipes, especially spicy ones. This is because slow cooking brings out the flavors of every ingredient and makes meals taste incredible. When you are using chilies and strong flavored ingredients to make traditional Mexican foods, you will want the flavors to develop and combine, because the finished dish will taste amazing.
Why Make Mexican Food in the Crock Pot
Slow cookers are great for cooking nearly any type of cuisine and this kind of cooking is especially suited to Mexican dishes. There are some cuts of meat, which are used in Mexican cooking but are quite tough. Skirt steak is a good example. This is delicious as a taco filling or stew ingredient but it needs to be cooked slowly for a long time, making it ideal for the crockpot.
There are lots of Mexican dishes that you can make in the crockpot, including meatballs, chili con carne, Mexican casseroles, soups, and dips. If you plan to be out all day but you want to get home to a delicious dinner, a crockpot will make your life so much easier because you can add the ingredients in the morning, leave it to cook and get home to something, which is ready to serve.
One of Easiest Mexican Slow Cooker Recipes Ever
For a quick and easy Mexican supper, simply add half a pound of browned hamburger meat, two cans of mushrooms soup, a can of taco sauce, a can of spicy enchilada sauce and a drained, small can of chopped green chilies to your crock pot and warm the mixture through for a couple of hours. Serve with cheese-flavored Doritos or corn chips.
You can sprinkle some grated Mexican blend cheese or cheddar over it if you like. Since all the ingredients for this recipe are canned, except for the hamburger meat, you can stock up on the ingredients if you enjoy this dish and make it whenever you fancy. The longer you cook it for, the stronger the flavors become but the ingredients simply need to be heated through so a couple of hours on "high" is fine. If you are going out, cook it on "low" but give it twice the time.
How to Make Mexican Crockpot Pork Roast
Another great recipe is to cook a pork roast in the slow cooker on "low" for eight hours or until it is very tender. Transfer it to a glass baking dish. Combine two cups of the broth from the roast with a couple of tablespoons of chili powder, a tablespoon of flour and some salt and pepper. Pour this mixture over the pork roast and bake it at 350 degrees F for ten minutes.
This is a fantastic recipe and pork roast will be really tender and flavorful from the slow cooking. The chili powder livens it up. You can serve this crockpot pork roast with anything you want but it goes well with mashed potatoes or French fries. This is a great meal to cook if you will be out all day or very busy, because it cooks itself for eight hours and then you just have to bake it for ten minutes to crisp it up before serving it.