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10 Super-Simple Latin Slow-Cooker Recipes

When I first got married I bought myself a slow-cooker. It’s probably one of the best kitchen appliances I have ever purchased and even more so now that I have a baby. I barely have time for myself, yet alone to make a well thought out dish. That’s where my slow-cooker comes in. I basically throw all my ingredients in the morning and voila, I have a delicious dinner in the evening.

Here are some super-simple Latin slow cooker recipes that are sure to be a hit at your house.

 

  • Slow-Cooker Carne Guisada 1 of 10
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    I love carne guisada! Serve it on flour tortillas or spoon over rice and you've got yourself a delicious meal. 

    Make Carne Guisada here.

  • Cuban Braised Beef and Peppers "Ropa Vieja" 2 of 10
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    This stew is a take on the hearty Cuban dish "Ropa Vieja," which is one of my favorite dishes anytime we go to a Cuban restaurant. Now I can easily  make it at home with just a few simple steps. 

    Make it here.

  • Chicken Mole 3 of 10
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    Dark chocolate and spices adds richness to the Mexican chile sauce called Mole. I've never had it before, but this picture makes me want to make it every night!

    Make Chicken Mole here.

  • Spanish Meatballs 4 of 10
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    Here's a favorite dish with a twist that the entire family will enjoy. The meatballs would also taste great made with turkey or ground beef. 

    Make Spanish Meatballs here.

  • Latin Chicken with Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes 5 of 10
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    This dish will surely impress your family, but nobody has to know it only took 15 minutes to prep. Just throw everything together  in the morning and you've got yourself an elaborate dish. 

    Make it here.

  • Black Bean Soup with Chipotle Chiles 6 of 10
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    For my black bean lovers (and those that love a little kick in their food) you'll love this black bean soup with chipotle chiles.

    Make it here.

  • Slow-Cooker Picadillo 7 of 10
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    This picadillo dish looks absolutely delicioso! Instead of ground beef, use bison or lean beef for a healthier alternative. 

    Make it here.

  • Barbecue Chicken and Cheddar Quesadillas 8 of 10
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    Here's another yummy dish the entire family will love. The tender shredded chicken and zesty barbecue sauce packs a punch in every bite. 

    Make it here.

  • Tomatillo Chicken Soup 9 of 10
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    The tomatillos, jalapeños and lime juice give this chicken soup recipe a Latin twist.

    Make it here. 

  • ‘Dulce de Leche’ Arroz con Leche 10 of 10
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    Who knew you can even make desserts in your slow-cooker? Finish off any of these meals with a delicious Arroz con Leche postre. 

    Make it here.

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