I ❤️ my slow cooker. It may be an obvious love in the winter, but it’s just as essential in the summer. If it’s even remotely nice out there is no way I’m going to spend the evening standing in the kitchen. Having something that can cook itself frees more of my evenings for lounging on my front stoop.
This recipe I found in Real Simple. I made way more of it, and I didn’t measure much. They suggest serving it with couscous but I’ve never been a fan. This time I did the garlic Naan from Target. But really, you could eat it with any carb of choice. Rice would be an obvious go to. Or perhaps draped over potatoes? Or with crusty french bread?
This is what I threw in my slow cooker most recently. All measurements are approximate!
8 carrots chopped rather large
2 onions – also chopped into large chunks
8 garlic cloves – smashed and roughly chopped
1 cup green olives sliced in half. I used the whole .40lb package of pitted Castelvatrano olives, including the juice.
1 cup apricots quartered.
(You should add 4T flour here, I forgot and made a roux at the end to thicken the sauce)
2 lbs of lamb stew meet (on the bone is critical for flavor)
2t of ground cumin
1t of cinnamon
2t smoked paprika
1t powdered ginger
1/2c water (because I used the olive juice, I didn’t add much water)
I put my lamb in frozen because I didn’t think ahead and it still turned out great.
I finished it by stirring in a whole bunch of chopped cilantro and a lot of roughly chopped pistachios.
Served with bread.