A collection of 55 fix it and forget it recipes for Mexican favorites from an award-winning Mexican cooking authority, in a stylish, engaging package.
When acclaimed chef and cookbook author Deborah Schneider discovered that using her trusty slow cooker to make authentic Mexican recipes actually enhanced their flavor while dramatically reducing active cooking time, it was a revelation. Packed with Schneider’s favorite south-of-the-border recipes such as Tortilla Soup, zesty barbacoa beef, famed Mole Negro, the best tamales she has ever made, and more, The Mexican Slow Cooker delivers sophisticated meals and complex flavors, all with the ease and convenience that have made slow cookers enormously popular.
Schneider (Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta), executive chef/partner of SOL Cocina in California, opens new doors for home cooks with this novel approach to preparing Mexican food utilizing the slow cooker. Schneider shows that it can do everything from bake cakes to steam tamales. Her recipes offer a panoply of appealing traditional Mexican dishes, including chicken in tomato-jalape o salsa (pollo en salsa), black mole (mole negro), and beef with chorizo and potatoes (carne con chorizo y papas). Schneider offers a host of soups such as market vegetable soup (sopa de verduras) and lentil soup with longaniza sausage (sopa de lentejas longuiniza) as well as a wide variety of tasty street food including slow-cooked pork tacos with salsa verde (tacos de carnitas) and beef and bean burritos with cheese (burrito "el g ero"). Side dishes utilize standard Mexican staples such as rice with fresh tomato (arroz Mexicana), black beans (frijoles negro), and corn bread (pan de elote). While the desserts are not numerous, they're luscious and flavorful, including coconut rice pudding (arroz con coco) and dulce de leche flan. Fans of Mexican food will rejoice at Schneider's delicious offerings and her efficient way to indulge any day of the week.