I need to use my slow cooker more often. It’s one of the best ways to turn inexpensive ingredients into a knockout dinner. Take this lamb vindaloo, for example. All you need are a few veggies, spices, and an inexpensive cut of meat and, just like that, you are an incredible chef. I also love that cooking times in the slow cooker are not very strict. When something can cook for 6-8 hours, you don’t have to time things exactly. Just serve it when you’re hungry. I made this vindaloo last Sunday and invited a friend over to share it with me before we headed to a concert. She arrived to my house fashionably late, but there was no worry about dinner having gotten cold.
I used a recipe from the website Critical MAS. He made his with pork but suggested that lamb would be a good alternative. I agreed. I thought the spices were perfect and the lamb and potatoes were incredibly tender. I served it with some basmati rice that I fancied up with some butter, turmeric, and mustard seeds. Bonus: the whole meal was just as good reheated the next day.
Slow-Cooker Lamb Vindaloo
makes 4 servings
adapted from Critical MAS
– 2 medium white potatoes, diced
– 1 onion, diced
– 1 lb lamb stew meat
– 6 cloves garlic, chopped
– 1-2 inch piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped
– 1 Tbsp cumin
– 1 Tbsp coriander
– 1 tsp black mustard seeds
– 1 tsp turmeric
– 1/2 tsp cayenne
– 1 tsp salt
– 2 roma tomatoes
– 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
– 2 cups vegetable broth
Place chopped potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker. Lay the onion, lamb, garlic, and ginger on top.
In a separate bowl, combine spices. Use a blender or food processor to pulverize tomatoes and mix into the spices to form a paste. Add to the slow cooker and stir.
Add red wine vinegar and broth. Turn slow cooker onto high for an hour and then drop to low for an additional 4-5 hours. Serve with basmati rice.
* I added this recipe to this week’s, Mix it Up Monday, Melt in Your Mouth Monday, Fat Tuesday, Fight Back Friday and Fresh Bites Friday.
This looks delicious and I am totally on board with more slow cooker dishes! I really need to do that too…
Excellent job. Glad the dish turned out great. I’ve made it now twice with pork and twice with lamb. Not sure which one I favor.
I just noticed an error. Step1 should be place chopped “potatoes” on the top. The tomatoes come later.
Oops , I meant “on the bottom”.
Haha, Michael, I think you manage to find every typo I ever make! I appreciate it, though!
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I noticed the potato/tomato mix up, too! 🙂 I have this recipe in the crockpot right now, but with salmon. Can’t wait to see how it turns out. Thanks for posting.
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